Yippee-ki-yay, movie lovers!
Having already tested their limited budget constraints and willing audience participation levels on previous film-to-stage “adaptations” Speed: The Movie, The Play and Titanic: The Movie, The Play, Brisbane-based interactive specialist group Act/React bring new life to the classic that is 1988’s Die Hard.
The immortal, singlet-wearing, bare-footed hero John McClane is brought to life on stage by an unsuspecting audience member, plucked from their viewing duties to become the unlikely star of the evening, a comedic gimmick that only adds to the show’s unpredictable nature.
With some well-timed assistance from an “inner monologue” (i.e. a stage hand with a booming microphone), a killer Alan Rickman impersonation, the dad from Family Matters as back-up, and enough pop culture references to keep the fans delighted throughout, Die Hard: The Movie, The Play is one of this year’s Wonderland Festival’s must-see shows; if for nothing other than the potential joy there is in witnessing the most unenthused audience member having to play McClane completely against their will.
For ticket prices and showing times for Die Hard: The Movie, The Play and for all the other special events playing throughout the Wonderland Festival, presented by Brisbane Powerhouse (November 21st – December 1st 2019), head over to the Powerhouse website.