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Touring 2022

The Ballad of Mulan
The real woman behind the Chinese Legend

​Performed by Michelle Yim

Written and Directed by Ross Ericson

Music by Pearl Yim

Weapon and Armour by Philip Dell

Costume by Elizabeth Cooke

Woman, Warrior, Legend.


Michelle Yim ('The Empress and Me' and 'The Unforgettable Anna May Wong') brings to life the real Mulan who, to save her family's honour, disguised herself as a man and joined the Emperor's army, based on the Chinese legend that inspired Disney's original animation Mulan in 1998.


For ten years Mulan has kept her identity a secret. Now the fighting is coming to an end, one last battle and she will be going home – but how can she return to her old life, become a woman again, does she even want to?  A search for identity in a violent world.

This is Michelle's third solo show and is developed with funding support from Arts Council England.

  2022 Tour Schedule

Mon 24 Jan 2022     Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh     7:15pm

         Hosted by the Confucius Institute at Heriot-Watt University

Tue 25 Jan 2022    Accompaniment Creative Writing Workshop                                                  Online 

Wed 26 Jan 2022    Rose Theatre, Edgehill Arts Centre         1:30pm

                                Rose Theatre, Edgehill Arts Centre         7pm

Thur 27 Jan 2022    The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre,    7:30pm


Fri 28 Jan 2022       Barbican Theatre, Plymouth       7:30pm

Sun 30 Jan 2022     Chinese Association of Southampton

                       Red Dragonfly & Grist to the Mill will be partnering CAS in

                                Chinese New Year Celebration at West Quay

Mon 31 Jan 2022     Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall,       1pm

                                 Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

          Hosted by the Confucius Institute at Manchester University

Tue 1 Feb 2022       Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton       7:30pm

Thur 3 Feb 2022      Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole      8pm

Fri 4 Feb 2022         Hull Truck Studio Theatre, Hull     8pm

Sat 5 Feb 2022        The Witham, Barnard Castle       2:30pm

Sun 6 Feb 2022      Studio, Pontio Arts & Innovation Centre  2pm

                     Hosted by the Confucius Institute at Bangor University

                    Accompaniment Creative Writing Workshop       11:30am


Mon 7 Feb 2022     Benenden School Theatre, Kent    7:30pm

Tue 8 Feb 2022      Quay Theatre, Sudbury                 7:30pm

Wed 9 Feb 2022     Fisher Theatre, Bungay                 7:30pm

Thur 10 Feb 2022   Llandovery College, Llandovery  2:30pm

Fri 11 Feb 2022       The Old Hall, Lampeter Campus    TBC

               Hosted by the Confucius Institute at UWTSD University

Sat 12 Feb 2022      Northcott Theatre, Exeter             2pm/6pm

Thur 17 Feb 2022    Irving Studio,                                 2pm/7:45pm

                                 Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

Sat 19 Mar 2022     Helmsley Arts Centre,                   7:30pm

                                Helmsley York 

Sat 18 June 2022   Pegasus Theatre, Oxford              6pm


The Ballad of Mulan is tour-ready and available for 2022.

Contact us for dates!

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The Ballad of Mulan has visited:


The Rotunda Theatre, Buxton Fringe 21 Jul 2019

Assembly Room, Powder Room, Edfringe 2-23 Aug 2019

Chinese New Year 2020 UK Tour

-New Hall School, Chelmsford, 22 Jan 2020

-Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth, 28 Jan 2020

-Newcastle Confucius Institute, 31 Jan 2020

-The Carlile Hub, Meltham, 1 Feb 2020

-Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, 2 Feb 2020

-Cowley International College, St Helen, 3 Feb 2020

-Anchorsholme Academy, Thornton-Cleveley, 4 Feb 2020

-The Old Hall, UWTSD, Lampeter Campus, 5 Feb 2020

-The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, 12 Feb 2020

-Seven Kings School, Ilford, 14 Feb 2020​​​​​​​​​

Bakehouse Theatre Studio, Adelaide Fringe 3, 7, 12 Mar 2020

The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield 29 May 2021

(as part of the Together Festival Season)

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool 27 June 2021

(as part of Angel Field Festival)

For Venues to download:

Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review

                            Tulpa Magazine

'A powerful exploration of gender, war, and identity, as relevant and timely today as ever.'

Stage Whispers

'Michelle Yim is absolutely terrific as Mulan. She holds the stage with a commanding presence as well as charm and warmth. We feel for Mulan's dilemma, as well as being impressed with her fighting skills.'

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