The Ballad of Mulan


The real Chinese historical heroine that inspired Disney's original 'Mulan'


£15 / £12 Concs / School Bookings

Thur 7 July 2022, 6pm
Sun 10 July 2022, 3pm
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Running Time: 60min no interval

Suitable for Adults & 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'

Fri 8 Jul 11am School Bookings - Please email


'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’


The Rotunda Theatre

@ Bishop's Barn,

Silver Street, 

Wells BA5 1US

Creatives, Cast & Crew

Commission and Performed by Michlle Yim

Written and Directed by Ross Ericson 

Music by Pearl Yim 

Costume by Elizabeth Cooke 

Weapon Consultant: Phil Del

Presented by 

Red Dragonfly Productions and Grist to the Mill Productions