The Ballad of Mulan
The real Chinese historical heroine that inspired Disney's original cartoon 'Mulan'
Sun 17 July 2022, 6pm
Tue 19 July 2022, 7:30pm
Wed 20 July 2022, 7:30pm
Sun 24 July 2022, 6pm
Running Time: 60min no interval
Suitable for Aged 10+
Woman, warrior, Legend. For ten years Mulan disguised as a man, has fought for the Chinese Empire, but 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.
The team behind Edfringe Sell-out 'The Unknown Soldier' and ‘The Empress and Me’ Grist to the Mill Productions and West Yorkshire based British-East-Asian theatre company Red Dragonfly Productions - bring you the real Chinese historical heroine that inspired Disney's original cartoon 'Mulan'.
'A powerful exploration of gender, war, and identity, as relevant and timely today as ever.' ★★★★ Tupla Magazine
'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.' Stage Whispers at Adelaide Fringe
★★★★ Adelaide Theatre Guide on ‘The Empress and Me’
'Full of ambition, politics and cultural tension'
★★★★ The Scotsman on ‘An Evening with Miss Wong’
‘Delivered with style and feeling by [Michelle Yim]’
The Rotunda Theatre,
Venue 33k, Bowling Green,
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton,
Creatives, Cast & Crew
Commissioned and Performed by Michelle Yim
Written and Directed by Ross Ericson
Music by Pearl Yim
Costume by Elizabeth Cooke
Weapon Consultant: Phil Del
Red Dragonfly Productions and Grist to the Mill Productions