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The Ballad of Mulan

Available to tour 2021-2022

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 Tour Schedule

Sat 29 May 2021     Crucible Theatre, Sheffield     4:30pm/7:30pm

                             (as part of the Together Season)

Sun 27 June 2021  Capstone Theatre, Liverpool  5:30pm

                             (as part of Angel Field Festival)

Sat 11 Sept 2021      Stephen Joseph Theatre,        2:30pm/7:30pm



Sat  9 Oct 2021       The Witham, Barnard castle     4:30pm


The Ballad of Mulan is tour-ready and available for 2021-2022.

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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 Campus, 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

''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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