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What's on/Brighton Fringe 2022/The Ballad of Mulan

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

'Full of ambition, politics and cultural tension'

★★★★ Adelaide Theatre Guide on ‘The Empress and Me’


‘Delivered with style and feeling by [Michelle Yim]’

★★★★ The Scotsman on ‘An Evening with Miss Wong’



Commissioned and performed by Michelle Yim

Written and Directed by Ross Ericson

Music by Pearl Yim

Costume by Elizabeth Cooke

Weapon Consultant: Phil Del

Presented by: Grist to the Mill & Red Dragonfly

Twitter: @gristtheatre @RDprod_Theatre

Facebook: @gristtheatre

The Ballad of Mulan

£12 / £10 Concession
Brighton Venue: SQUEAK



60 min, no interval


Brighton Fringe 2022

Standard £12 / Conc £10

Standard Full Price Tickets applies to all unless otherwise stipulated. 

Concessions Price applies to Children under 16, Over 65s and On Benefits only (proof of eligibility will be required).


Age 10+

Warning: Description of violence and war

Audience under 10 are admitted at guardian's discretion

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