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The Ballad of Mulan

Touring 2022

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 can she return to her old life, become a woman again. A search for identity in a violent world.


'The Ballad of Mulan' is British-Chinese actress Michelle Yim's third solo-show commission. The project was supported using funding from Arts Council England. The production previewed at Buxton Fringe 2019 and debuted at Edinburgh Fringe 2019, and then toured to UK venues and schools during Chinese New Year 2020.

Check out Michelle's other solo-shows The Empress and Me and The Unforgettable Anna May Wong!

The Ballad of Mulan 2022 Tour Schedule

Tue 10 May 2022   The Rotunda: SQUEAK               7:45pm

                                  Brighton Fringe

Wed 11 May 2022   The Rotunda: SQUEAK               7:45pm

                                  Brighton Fringe

Thur 12 May 2022  The Rotunda: SQUEAK               7:45pm

                                  Brighton Fringe

Sat 28 May 2022     The Rotunda: SQUEAK               4:45pm

                                  Brighton Fringe

Sun 29 May 2022   The Rotunda: SQUEAK               4:45pm

                                  Brighton Fringe

Sat 18 June 2022   Pegasus Theatre, Oxford              6pm


The Ballad of Mulan is tour-ready and available for 2022.

Contact us for dates!

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The Ballad of Mulan has visited:

The Rotunda Theatre, Buxton Fringe 21 Jul 2019

Assembly Room, Powder Room, Edfringe 2-23 Aug 2019

Chinese New Year 2020 UK Tour

-New Hall School, Chelmsford, 22 Jan 2020

-Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth, 28 Jan 2020

-Newcastle Confucius Institute, 31 Jan 2020

-The Carlile Hub, Meltham, 1 Feb 2020

-Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, 2 Feb 2020

-Cowley International College, St Helen, 3 Feb 2020

-Anchorsholme Academy, Thornton-Cleveley, 4 Feb 2020

-The Old Hall, UWTSD, Lampeter C.I., 5 Feb 2020

-The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead, 12 Feb 2020

-Seven Kings School, Ilford, 14 Feb 2020​​​​​​​​​

Bakehouse Theatre Studio, Adelaide Fringe 3, 7, 12 Mar 2020

The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield 29 May 2021

(as part of the Together Festival Season)

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool 27 June 2021

(as part of the Angel Field Festival)

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough 11 Sept 2021

Chinese New Year 2022 UK Tour

-Rose Theatre, Edgehill Arts Centre, 26 Jan 2022

-The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, Havant, 27 Jan 2022

-Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, 28 Jan 2022

-Martin Harris Centre, Manchester C.I., 31 Jan 2022

-Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, 1 Feb 2022

-Garrett Theatre, Storyhouse Chester, 2 Feb 2022

-Sherling Studio, Lighthouse Poole, 3 Feb 2022

-Hull Truck Studio, Hull Truck, 4 Feb 2022

-The Witham, Barnard Castle, 5 Feb 2022

-Pontio Studio, Bangor Confucius Institute, 6 Feb 2022

-Benenden School, 7 Feb 2022

-Quay Theatre, Sudbury, 8 Feb 2022

-Fisher Theatre, Bungay, 9 Feb 2022

-Llandovery College, Llandovery, 10 Feb 2022

-The Old Hall, UWTSD Lampeter C.I., 11 Feb 2022

-Northcott Theatre, Exeter, 12 Feb 2022

-Irving Studio, Everyman Cheltenham, 17 Feb 2022

The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen 7 Mar 2022

Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen 8 Mar 2022

''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.'

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