Runtime: 1h 00m
An homage to Die Hard written in rhyme. You couldn’t make it up. But the ever inventive Richard Marsh (you will recall he co-wrote and starred in Dirty Great Love Story with Katie Bonna) has done just that. In this performance, he plays both the characters in the movie and a couple bonding over their love of the movie, one in which Bruce Willis’ New York cop finds himself on Xmas Eve as he tries to reconcile with his estranged wife in the thick of a plot, led by Alan Rickman’s terrorist Hans Gruber. It was admired in Edinburgh and this canny and affectionate spoof is very neatly done and it is a smart piece of programming by the King’s Head.
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). This joyfully funny show makes its London debut following rave reviews for its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, and ahead of an international tour. 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 festive fan favourite. Essential viewing for Hans Gruber superfans and newcomers alike. Content warning: divorce, foot trauma, German terrorists. Please note that Darrel Bailey will be performing on Tue 29 Nov, Sun 4 Dec, Mon 5 Dec - Sun 11 Dec, Sat 17 Dec, Sat 24 Dec, Tue 27 Dec & Wed 28 Dec 3.00pm.