Yippee Ki Yay 2023 UK Tour

Yippee Ki Yay 2023 UK Tour

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Posted 2023-09-07 by Tony Collinsfollow

Mon 18 Sep 2023 - Mon 16 Oct 2023

A joyfully funny parody of classic action film Die Hard is to tour the UK this autumn having picked up a series of four and five star reviews during its second Edinburgh Festival Fringe season. When gunmen seize an LA skyscraper, off-duty policeman John McClane is the hostages’ only hope. This uplifting action romp (and unauthorised parody) pays affectionate tribute to the iconic 80s fan favourite.

Yippee Ki Yay is the creation of Richard Marsh, who shares the one-man acting duties with Darrel Bailey (see listings below). The autumn tour begins with a date at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms in Staffordshire on 18 September, before a series of appearances that also take in the Lichfield Garrick theatre, also in Staffordshire, on 12 October and The Rep in Birmingham, on 14 October.

Darrel Bailey is Los Angeles cop John McClane in Die Hard parody. Credit Steve Ullathorne


Richard previously won Best Scripted Comedy in the BBC Audio Drama Awards for his one-man play Skittles, which was commissioned for Radio 4 as Love & Sweets. He also won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Dirty Great Love Story which he co-wrote and jointly performed with Katie Bonna. The show later transferred to New York followed by the West End. In addition, Edinburgh hit Wingman was picked up by Big Talk Productions for UK TV, then developed by CBS Studios for US television.

Darrel Bailey, who starts off on the tour of Yippee Ki Yay before handing over the stage to Richard, most recently performed in Small Island (National). Other credits include As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night (Open Bar), Oedipus (Almeida), Alice in Wonderland (Brockwell Park), Much Ado About Nothing (St Paul’s, Covent Garden), and an immersive production of One Hundred Trillion (Dot Collective). Darrel also previously starred in Shadow and Bone (Netflix), and Eastenders (BBC).

The one-man show enjoyed a successful stint at the Edinburgh Fringe. Credit Steve Ullathorne


Listings Information:
Mon 18th September: Assembly Rooms TAMWORTH (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 01827 709 618 Online www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk

Wednesday 20th September: Theatre Royal WINCHESTER (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 01962 840 440 Online www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk

Thursday 21st September: The Mill Arts Centre BANBURY (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 01295 279 002 Online www.themillartscentre.co.uk

Friday 22 September: Corn Exchange NEWBURY (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 01635 522 733 Online www.cornexchangenew.com

Saturday 23rd September: Chipping Norton Theatre (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 01608 642 350 Online www.chippingnortontheatre.com

Tuesday 26th September: The Lowry SALFORD (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 0161 876 2006 Online www.thelowry.com

Wednesday 27th September: Lawrence Batley Theatre HUDDERSFIELD (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 01484 430 528 Online www.thelbt.org

Thursday 28th September: Mercury Theatre COLCHESTER (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 01206 573 948 Online www.mercurytheatre.co.uk

Friday 29th September: Jubilee Hall ALDEBURGH (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Online only www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/aldeburgh/aldeburgh-jubilee-hall



Sunday 1st October: City Varieties Music Hall LEEDS (Performed by Darrel Bailey)
Box Office: 0113 243 0808 Online www.leedsheritagetheatres.com

Monday 2nd October: Harrogate Theatre HARROGATE (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 01423 502 116 Online www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 3rd October: Theatre By The Lake KESWICK (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 017687 74411 Online www.theatrebythelake.com

Wednesday 4th October: The Dukes LANCASTER (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 01524 598 500 Online www.dukeslancaster.org

Thursday 5th October: The Old Laundry Theatre WINDERMERE (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 01539 440 872 Online www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk

Monday 9th October: New Wolsey Theatre IPSWICH (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 01473 295 900 Online www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

Tuesday 10th October: Key Theatre PETERBOROUGH (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 01733 852 992 Online www.keytheatre-peterborough.com

Wednesday 12th October: Garrick Theatre LICHFIELD (Performed by Richard Marsh
Box Office: 01543 412 121 Online www.lichfieldgarrick.com

Thursday 13th October: Plowright Theatre SCUNTHORPE (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 01724 296 296 Online www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk

Friday 14th October: The Rep BIRMINGHAM (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 0121 236 4455 Online www.birmingham-rep.co.uk

Sunday 16th October: Borough Theatre ABERGAVENNY (Performed by Richard Marsh)
Box Office: 01873 850 805 Online www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk

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!date 18/09/2023 -- 16/10/2023
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