Protea brings China to SA with Mulan

Protea Stage Productions brings the 1998 Disney movie, Mulan, to Tom Newby School from June 9. The cast is seen here during a rehearsal where everyone wore their pajamas.

With a cast of 53 people, the show has been adapted from the 1998 Disney movie, Mulan, which will take you on the journey of a young woman who impersonates her father.

The story takes place in ancient China and follows Mulan (Fiona Brown), who does not fit into the expectations for women in her society.

When the Huns, led by Shan-Yu (Juan Oosthuizen), invade China, the emperor calls for men to join the army to fight against them.

Mulan’s father is among the men summoned to fight in the war, but the young woman does not agree with this decision so takes his place in the army.

But she does not go to war alone, her guardian, Mushu (Craig Zuma) helps her to fit in with the men, however, that does not go as planned.

This production sees the comedy of Mulan’s encounters with the male species, particularly, “the gang of three”: Ling (Michael Lomas), Yao (Mark Worrell), Chien Po (Bruce Pieterse June 9 to 18; Greg Hopping-Mills June 23 to 25).

She also becomes an unknown hero and finds love with the leader of her unit in the Chinese Imperial Army, Captain Shang (Devon Kinman).

The production, directed by Michael Brownhill and Camilla Kinman (musical director) and choreographed by Nicole Truby will run from June 9 to 25 (Fridays at 7.30pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2.30pm).

Tickets can be booked by contacting Brownhill on 064 150 8381 or [email protected] at a cost of R70 for adults and R40 for pensioners and under 12s.

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Sheina Razack

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