With a host of accolades – Fringe First-winner, London poetry slam champion and BBC Audio Drama Best Scripted Comedy Drama award-winner – Richard Marsh brings his lauded Die Hard-inspired show, Yippee Ki Yay to the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
Performer and writer Richard Marsh pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s action movie and festive film favourite.
Retelling the story in rhyme, in his best Bruce Willis vest, performer and writer Richard Marsh pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s action movie and festive film favourite. And whether you’re a Die Hard fan or not, this performance is essential viewing for all. It received rave reviews for its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, which resulted in a London transfer. Now, the show comes back up North – visiting venues in Salford, West Yorkshire, Cumbria and more – on its autumn tour.
Yippee Ki Yay is hugely funny and utterly absorbing.
When gunmen take control of an LA skyscraper, off-duty cop John McClane is the hostages’ only hope. An uplifting and joyous parody, Yippee Ki Yay pays homage to Willis’ tough cop and Alan Rickman’s cunning antagonist Hans Gruber. Brandishing a finger gun and a teddy bear, the film narrative is retold in the format of an epic poem, and interspersed with humorous episodes from Marsh’s own life.
With sharp direction from Hal Chambers and precise movement direction from Emma Webb, Yippee Ki Yay is hugely funny and utterly absorbing. So if you like your action movies with a good dose of heart and your poetry smart and fast, Richard Marsh’s 75-minute masterpiece is for you.
Don’t miss Yippee Ki Yay – for one night only – at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield this autumn.