The Ballad of Mulan
The real heroine behind the Chinese Legend that inspired Disney’s Mulan.
Suitable for Age 10 +
Woman, warrior, Legend. For ten years Mulan disguised as a man, has fought for the Chinese Empire. Now the fighting is coming to an end, one last battle and she will be going home – but can she return to her old life, become a woman again. A search for identity in a violent world.
From the team behind Edfringe Sell-Out 'The Unknown Soldier' Grist to the Mill and working in collaboration with British-East-Asian theatre company Red Dragonfly, we bring you the real Chinese heroine that inspired Disney’s animation and live-feature Mulan.
The team is also performing The Empress and Me, about a Chinese Princess raised in the West, at The Rotunda Theatre during Brighton Fringe.
Warnings: Description of war and violence, sounds of war and fighting, occasional swearing, Under 10+ admitted on guardian's discretion
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
‘a brilliant performance… there is always new wisdom to be found even in the oldest of stories.'
★★★★ Tulpa Magazine
‘A powerful exploration of gender, war, and identity, as relevant and timely today as ever. Expect humour, a lot of heart and a refreshing focus on the darker aspects of a familiar tale’
‘Michelle Yim is absolutely terrific as Mulan. She holds the stage with a commanding presence as well as charm and warmth.’
DATES AND TIMES
Tue 07 May @ 6pm
Wed 08 May @ 6pm
Tue 21 May @ 6pm
RUNNING TIME: 60min
The Rotunda Theatre
Langton Green Hub,
Langton Green, TN3 9SS
Written and Directed by Ross Ericson
Performed by Michelle Yim
Music by Pearl Yim
Costumes by Elizabeth Cooke
Armour and Weapon by Philip Dell
Grist to the Mill and Red Dragonfly Productions