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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

Thur 7 July 2022        The Rotunda Theatre               6pm

                                  Wells Theatre Festival

Sun 10 July 2022       The Rotunda Theatre               3pm

                                  Wells Theatre Festival

Sun 17 July 2022       The Rotunda Theatre                 6pm

                                      Buxton Fringe

Tue 19 July 2022       The Rotunda Theatre                7:30pm

                                      Buxton Fringe

Wed 20 July 2022      The Rotunda Theatre                 7:30pm

                                      Buxton Fringe

Sun 24 July 2022       The Rotunda Theatre                 6pm

                                      Buxton Fringe

 

3 - 28 August 2022    The Gilded Balloon, Teviot Nightclub  4pm

                                      Edfringe 2022

                                 

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)

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 11 Sept 2021

Chinese New Year 2022 UK Tour

-Rose Theatre, Edgehill Arts Centre, 26 Jan 2022

-The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant, 27 Jan 2022

-Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, 28 Jan 2022

-Martin Harris Centre, Manchester C.I., 31 Jan 2022

-Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, 1 Feb 2022

-Garrett Theatre, Storyhouse Chester, 2 Feb 2022

-Sherling Studio, Lighthouse Poole, 3 Feb 2022

-Hull Truck Studio, Hull Truck, 4 Feb 2022

-The Witham, Barnard Castle, 5 Feb 2022

-Pontio Studio, Bangor Confucius Institute, 6 Feb 2022

-Benenden School, 7 Feb 2022

-Quay Theatre, Sudbury, 8 Feb 2022

-Fisher Theatre, Bungay, 9 Feb 2022

-Llandovery College, Llandovery, 10 Feb 2022

-The Old Hall, UWTSD Lampeter C.I., 11 Feb 2022

-Northcott Theatre, Exeter, 12 Feb 2022

-Irving Studio, Everyman Cheltenham, 17 Feb 2022

The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen 7 Mar 2022

Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen 8 Mar 2022

The Rotunda Theatre, Brighton Fringe 10-12 May, 28-29 May

Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, 18 June 2022

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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