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An explosion at the top of Nakatomi Tower with the words Yippee Ki Yay in red

Yippee Ki Yay

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Book Tickets

Limited tickets

Book tickets

Limited tickets

Overview

James Seabright presents 

Yippee Ki Yay
(the parody celebration of Die Hard)
by Richard Marsh 


Acclaimed retelling of classic film Die Hard from Richard Marsh-Fringe First-winner, London poetry slam champion, BBC Audio Drama Best Scripted Comedy Drama award-winner and New York cop (one of these is untrue).  

When gunmen seize an LA skyscraper, off-duty policeman John McClane is the hostages’ only hope. This uplifting action romp (and unauthorised parody) celebrates the iconic 80s festive favourite while also telling the personal story of a life-long Die Hard fan. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber connoisseurs and newcomers alike.  

Content warning: divorce, foot trauma, German terrorists 

 

If a performance is sold out, email info@northernstage.co.uk or call 0191 230 5151 to be added to our waiting list.

Running time

75mins

Venue

Stage 1

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RH

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Trailer

“Whether you’re a Die Hard fan or not, it guarantees happy trails.” 
★★★★ The Guardian   

“Epically entertaining show is a love letter to a masterpiece.” 
★★★★ The Times 

“Playful, inventive… genius creation.”
★★★★ Mail on Sunday  

“An exciting, poetic dramedy gem… simply to Die Hard for.”
★★★★ Scottish Mail  

“Rollicking fun!”
★★★★ British Theatre Guide  

“Absolutely glorious! His rhyming Bruce Willis is spot-on, but it’s the concurrent love story that really pulls you in.British Comedy Guide 

Creative team 

Written by Richard Marsh 

Directed by Hal Chambers 

Movement and Associate Director Emma Webb  

Lighting Designer Robbie Butler 

Sound Designer and Composer Ben Hudson 

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.

STEP FREE ACCESS

Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.

TOILETS

We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).

ASSISTANCE

One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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