C U R R E N T P R O D U C T I O N S
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:
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
'A powerful exploration of gender, war, and identity, as relevant and timely today as ever.'