Muppits Die Hard

An original alternative comedy by The Wardrobe Theatre

25th Dec 2014
Ages 14+ | Christmas 2014, Tobacco Factory Theatres Summer 2015, Shambala Festival 2015

It’s Christmas Eve and high above the city of LA, exceptional terrorist Hans Gruber has seized control of a 35-story skyscraper and is holding everyone inside hostage. As this villainous German carries out his murderous plan of deceit, there’s one thing he didn’t count on – a mysterious party crasher, a fly in the ointment, a monkey in the wrench, a pain in the ass – the grizzled, street-wise, wise-cracking, New York cop John McClane who’s willing to battle against the odds single-handedly to rescue Miss Piggy and save Christmas.

The Wardrobe Theatre has once again conspired to bring you a darkly comic, adult only, alternative Christmas show to serve as an antidote to the season’s usual sickly-sweet entertainment. Muppits Die Hard is an absurd merging of Jim Henson’s self-referential puppet rabble with the greatest Christmas film of all time (as voted by readers of Empire Magazine), Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman’s cult 1980s blockbuster, Die Hard.

“A zany alternative to the Christmas schmaltz, grab a drink and enjoy the action.”
★★★★ What’s On Stage

“Immense action scenes, recurring gags and a bombardment of self-referential silliness makes Muppits Die Hard by far the best show you’ll see in Bristol this Christmas.”
★★★★ StageTalk Magazine

An original production, written and devised by the company
– Chris Collier
Cast – Corina Bona, Harry Humberstone, Andrew Kingston
Dramaturg/Producer – Matthew Whittle
Music & Lyrics – Kid Carpet
Outside Eye – Emma Williams
Puppet Design & Maker – Corina Bona & Alex Hykel
Puppet Maker – Charlotte Warburton
Set & Scenic Art – Philippa Thomas
Set – Ben Goodman
Assistant Producer – Rachel Isaacs

Smoking Puppet Cabaret, Shambala Festival: 30 August 2015
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol: 14-15 August 2015
The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol: 10 December 2014 – 17 January 2015

Make a night of it

With the Old Market Assembly

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