Chinese legends

Chinese State Circus

Chinese State Circus

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THE Chinese State Circus will be performing their spectacular show at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Sunday and Monday, in the Great Hall.

The show is called Mulan and features the Shaolin Warriors.

Mulan is based on the legend of one of China’s greatest heroines.

Although the tales have spread over the world in poems, songs, books and films, this is their first incarnation in the all-action world

of international circus.

This is a chance to explore the inspiring heroic story of a strong-minded country girl, who joined the Emperor’s all-male army in place of her father. Through her warrior skills, she was promoted to the

rank of general, yet throughout her epic exploits, defeating all her enemies, no one was aware that she was a woman.

Witness a breathtaking fusion of precision acrobatics, Shaolin martial arts, dazzling circus skills, colourful characters from Peking Opera, physical theatre and drama choreographed to an original music score.

Tickets are £12 to £26, concessions are £14 to £24. For more information and to book tickets call the box office on 01332 255800.