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The Ballad of Mulan

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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. Commissioned by and performed by West Yorkshire-born British-Chinese actress Michelle Yim, developed with the support and funding from Arts Council England. Produced by the team behind Edfringe Sell-Out ‘The Unknown Soldier’ Grist to the Mill, in collaboration with British East Asian theatre company Red Dragonfly Productions, we bring you the real Chinese heroine that inspired Disney’s animation and live-feature Mulan.

‘A powerful exploration of gender, war, and identity, as relevant and timely today as ever. Expect a little humour, a lot of heart and a refreshing focus on the darker aspects of a familiar tale’

Important information

Ticket prices: £10 - £15

Running time: 60 Mins No Interval

Age recommendation: Age 12+ Warning: Description of violence and war

Concessions
For Friends, Best Friends and Gold Friends who joined post June-22
Friends – 5%
Best Friends and Gold Friends – 10%

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Reviews

 ★★★★
‘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’ Tulpa Magazine

★★★★
‘A wonderful experience to explore the culture and traditions of ancient China through their own mythology, in a manner that will appeal to everyone.’
British Theatre Guide

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Stage Two

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