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International Tour 2020

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.



The Ballad of Mulan has visited:


The Rotunda Theatre, Buxton Fringe 21 Jul 2019

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

For Venues to download:

  2020 Tour

Thursday           22 Jan     New Hall School, Chelmsford           (private performance)

Tuesday            28 Jan     Dixie Grammar School, Leicester     (private performance)

Friday                31 Jan     Newcastle Confucius Institute           (invitation only)

Saturday              1 Feb    The Carlile Hub, Meltham                  7:30pm

Sunday                2 Feb     Tullie Museum, Carlisle                     3:30pm

Monday               3 Feb     Cowley International College             (private performance)

Tuesday              4 Feb     Anchorsholme Academy                    (private performance)

Wednesday         5 Feb     The Old Hall, UWTSD, Lampeter Campus 7:30pm

Wednesday        12 Feb    Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead     8pm

Friday                 14 Feb    Seven Kings School, Ilford                 (private performance)

Tuesday               3 Mar    Bakehouse Studio, Adelaide Fringe   6pm

Saturday              7 Mar    Bakehouse Studio, Adelaide Fringe   6pm

Thursday           12 Mar     Bakehouse Studio, Adelaide Fringe   6pm

Friday                20 Mar     WEA Creative Arts Centre, Newcastle Fringe,    7:30pm


Sunday              22 Mar    WEA Creative Arts Centre, Newcastle Fringe,     7:30pm


Sunday              17 May    The Rotunda Theatre, Brighton Fringe           6pm

Wednesday       20 May    The Rotunda Theatre, Brighton Fringe           6pm

Saturday            23 May    The Rotunda Theatre, Brighton Fringe           3pm

Sunday              31 May    The Rotunda Theatre, Brighton Fringe           1:30pm

Adelaide Fringe 2020 Review

                            Tulpa Magazine

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


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