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The Ballad of Mulan 2020-2022 (Play)

August 2022 by Graeme Strachan (British Theatre Guide):

"Michelle Yim portrays Mulan with a ferocity and steely militarism that befit the harshness of her life and decade of bloody duty."

12 March 2020 by Tony Knight (Stage Whispers):

"Michelle Yim is absolutely terrific as Mulan. She holds the stage with a commanding presence as well as charm and warmth. "

8 March 2020 by Rachael Stapleton (Tupla Magazine):

"Yim’s interpretation and portrayal of both the experienced general and the optimistic foot soldier is confident and dynamic."

From Shore to Shore 2019 (Play)

12 March 2019 by Paul Clarke (North West End):

"Michelle Yim convinces in the tricky role of Leeds born and bred Mei Lan sent to live with an unforgiving grandmother in Hong Kong before coming home to deal with racism, domestic violence and her mother’s gambling addiction."

14 March 2019 by Circle and Stalls:

"Michelle Yim and Luna Dai are especially strong as the two main female characters. Yim brings a fiery passion to the role of Mei Lan, the takeaway owner who finds the strength and focus to emerge from her troubled childhood..."

An Evening with Miss Wong 2018 (Play)

10 August 2018 by Martin Grey (The Scotsman):

"delivered with style and feeling by Yim"

12 August 2018 by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller

"Yim plays Wong with talent, vivacity, and an exceedingly agreeable lightness"

The Empress and Me 2017-2018 (Play)

9 May 2017 by Julia French (Broadway Baby):

"Yim is extremely appealing to watch and to listen to."

7 Aug 2017 by Lauren Mooney (The Stage):

"Yim is a winning performer"

23 Feb 2018 by Barry Hill (Stage Whisper):

"an engaging performance from Michelle Yim... genuine and heartfelt... the audience was totally involved in Michelle Yim’s performance. The stillness during her sincere sections was palpable."

Taking Flight Festival 2017 (Play)

9 February 2017 by Emily Pulham (Everything Theatre):

Ketchup - “Nguyen's remarks... exasperate her daughter (Michelle Yim, in her strongest role of the night [as Emily]) are wonderful and delivered with excellent comic timing.”


9 February 2017 by Madhia Hussain (LiveTheatreUK):

100% of Nothing is Nothing - “Yim portrays the elderly spirit with ardor"



DiaoChan: The Rise of the Courtesan (Play)

4 March 2016 by Gill O'Donnell (Craven Herald, Settle):

“…extremely well cast, with particularly powerful central performances from Michelle Yim as DiaoChan”


11 May 2016 by Catherine Sedgewick (The Upcoming):

"Michelle Yim is radiant as DiaoChan; with both strong talent and star quality magnetism, she is sharp and charismatic as an actor as well as a strikingly graceful dancer"


11 May 2016 by Loretta Monaco (LondonTheatre1):

"Michelle Yim is the perfect seductress as DiaoChan, a woman so beguiling that men lose their reason in her presence."




17 February 2014 by Jane Coyle (Northern Culture Ireland):

“…Michelle Yim nicely catches the breathy anxiety of a foreign woman caught up in the cultural tangle on a staunchly loyalist estate.”


22 February 2014 by Geraldine O'Kane (Creative Voices NI):

"Using four very accomplished performers James Doran, Raj Bajaj, Christina Catalina and Michelle Yim, ...their experience shone through, and they played, different, yet believable characters in each play."



The Autumn of Han (Play)

3 August 2013 by Alex Foott (West End Wilma):

“…Michelle Yun(Yim) providing a sweetly adenoidal soprano for the heroine ZhaoJun”


8 August 2013 By Otamere Guobadia (ThreeWeeks):

“Michelle Yim in particular gives a convincing performance as the manipulative beauty, vain and self-assured ZhaoJun, but through the role conveys enough charm and passion for love, that her character does not seem irredeemable. The most natural and convincing dialogue in the play is her bitter and clever exchange with corrupt minister of selection, MaoYanShao.”


12 August 2013 by Brian Cooper (The Stage):

“…Michelle Yim is a winsomely appealing ZhaoJun…”



Mad Scene (Dance)

8 February 2012 by Natalia Okeke (The Place - Resolution!):

"Elegantly stumbling backwards expressing all the qualities of a fractured marionette doll, a third performer (Michelle Yim) gracefully staggers about the stage, until she collides with her fellow dancers."


8 February 2012 by Bel Cameron (Exeunt Magazine):

"One particularly haunting moment is the entrance of Michelle Yim, hinging backwards as if physically broken in two, a bouquet clasped to her chest... The performers adapted well to the demanding combination of techniques and fluctuations of expressiveness and restraint, to produce a haunting and captivating performance."



Chou's Chinese Laundry (Play)

29 November 2011 by Saul Reichlin (Remotegoat):

"...the dangers for Chou's Chinese laundry of discovering an Argentine General's 'indiscretion' were graphically portrayed by the only actors (Michelle Yim and William Lee) able to work with their own untranslated language (Chinese, with sur-titles)."






Do Not Disturb (Short Film)

November 2011 by Kara Mulrooney (Third Coast Daily):

"Personally I was most touched by the tension between the bashfully simple Xiao and the strikingly more complex Jie... beautiful -- if overly serious... richly played by Michelle Yim... Jie is a driven saleswoman, a committed romantic partner, and a lively and sensual woman."





The King and I (Musical)

19 October 2011 by Angeline and Remco Adams (Culture Northern Ireland):

"...the secondary romance between Burmese hostage, Tuptim (Michelle Yim) and her secret lover, Lun Tha (Benjamin Wong), is played straight - it forms the emotional core of the play..."






Macbeth (Play)

29 April 2011 by Shelia Cornelius (Remotegoat):

"'s the weird sisters, ... who make the play memorable. Played with gusto by Michelle Yim, Alicia Bennett, and Luisa Guerreiro, their final come-uppance comes as a relief... like the moment in a restaurant when over-tolerant parents finally decide to control their troublesome brats."



The Christmas Carol (Play)

13 December 2010 by Bec McKenna (Remotegoat):

"The acting is universally of a high standard but Michelle Yim as the Ghost of Christmas Past stood out ... A more flexible and engaging face I have never seen - I was getting jaw-ache and thyroid worries just watching her facial contortions and ocular Olympics."


29 December 2010 Nina Romain (Remotegoat):

"Michelle Yim (the Ghost of Christmas Past) was beautifully created ... as a seasonal vision in wintry silver and icy white chiffon, a cross between a dancing girl and a Venetician masquerade performer."

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