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The Ballad of Mulan (10+)

Friday, January 28

Mulan: 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.

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” ★★★★ Tulpa Magaine, Adelaide Fringe

Plus special guest opening performance from Ying, an exquisite south west based Chinese dancer.

Age guidance 10+

Running time approx 60 mins

***Pay What You Decide***
You can decide what you would like to pay when you book tickets by adding a donation to your cart or you can pay after you have seen the show at Barbican Theatre (cash or card)Looking around at other events going on in the city, we estimate that 1 ticket to similar events would cost £10.

There is no ‘right’ answer, we are not attempting to lead you to a specific figure.

You can pay £0 for your ticket.

*** About the Creative Team ***

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.

Presented by Red Dragonfly Productions and Grist to the Mill Productions

Written and Directed by Ross Ericson

Performed by Michelle Yim

Music by Pearl Yim

Costumes by Elizabeth Cooke

Armour and Weapon by Philip Dell

Covid 19 Safety 😷
Audiences are advised to wear face masks from when they enter the Barbican Theatre building. Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available as you enter the theatre space.

All Barbican Theatre team staff will follow strict hand washing routines, wear face masks and carry out regular lateral flow testing.

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