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The Hot Wing King

By Katori Hall

A series of six photos against a red backdrop featuring six men. In various shots, one drinks from a glass, one wears a crown, one adjusts the crown, one laughs with the crown, one looks surprised with the crown, and one poses in a white hat showing rings on his fingers.

Booking and details

Until 14 September 2024
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The event location is

Dorfman Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

The event duration is Approx 2 hours and 50 minutes with an interval

‘You got like, a PhD in chicken. Yo’ knowledge on some next level type s**t’

Ready! Set! Sizzle!

It’s summertime in Memphis, Tennessee and the annual Hot Wing Contest is about to roll through. Cordell has his sights set on the crown this year, with the support of his partner Dwayne and friends, Isom and Big Charles. Together, they are The New Wing Order, and they’re serving wings worthy of ‘kangs’.

Cordell’s culinary crew are getting ready to fire up his new mouth-watering ‘finna-be first-place’ recipe, when the arrival of an unexpected guest throws some extra heat up in the kitchen on prep night.

As the temperature rises and the sauce boils over, it seems a first-place trophy and a grand cash prize aren’t the only things Cordell risks losing. Can he take the heat, or will he have to get out the kitchen?

Kadiff Kirwan is Cordell in this hot new comedy told with the love language of food; about family, Black Masculinity, sexuality and the journey to finding home.

Katori Hall (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Mountaintop, P-Valley) returns to the National Theatre with her Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy making its London debut, directed by Roy Alexander Weise (‘Master Harold’… and the boys, Nine Night).

Suitability

Please note: This production contains descriptions of death and strong and offensive language.

Supporters

The National Theatre’s New Work programme is supported by the Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation

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Cast

Production team

Playwright

Katori Hall

Katori Hall

Director

Roy Alexander Weise

Roy Alexander Weise

Set and Costume Designer

Rajha Shakiry

Rajha Shakiry

Movement Director

DK Fashola

DK Fashola

Composer and Music Director

Femi Temowo

Femi Temowo

Lighting Designer

Joshua Pharo

Joshua Pharo

Sound Designer

Elena Peña

Elena Peña

Intimacy and Fight Director

Bethan Clark

Bethan Clark

Casting Director

Jacob Sparrow

Jacob Sparrow

Dramatherapist

Samantha Adams

Samantha Adams

Dialect Coach

Hazel Holder

Hazel Holder

Company Voice Work

Tamsin Newlands

Tamsin Newlands

Associate Set and Costume Designer

Ruth Hall

Ruth Hall

Linbury Set and Costume Associate

Yimei Zhao

Yimei Zhao

Staff Director

Cory Hippolyte

Cory Hippolyte

Ticket prices

Monday – Saturday evenings and matinees:
£20, £35, £49, £64

Previews 11 – 16 July:
£20, £29, £39, £49

For concessions and discounts, see Ways to save

Please note the 6.30pm start time on the following performances: Tue 30 Jul, Thu 8 Aug, Thu 22 Aug and Tue 27 Aug.

Visit our Ticketing FAQs for information on how to book, ticket exchanges and more.

Prices may change according to demand

Assisted performances

Captioned

BSL Interpreted

Audio described

No Chilled performance available.

Relaxed performance

The interpreter for the BSL performance will be Ali Gordon.

Audio-described performances are preceded by a Touch Tour, which starts 90 minutes before the performance. If you would like to join a Touch Tour, please call the Access line at 020 7452 3961. The tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Audio description by Roz Chalmers and Willie Elliot, with Creative Narration by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́.

We have an allocation of tickets held for members of our Access scheme and if any of the assisted performances above are shown as “Sold Out”, tickets may still be available: Please log in to your account to view all available tickets, or call Box Office on 020 7452 3961

Smart caption glasses

Are planned to be available for performances of The Hot Wing King from 7.30pm, Wednesday 24 July.

 

 

Photography (Dwane Walcott, Kadiff Kirwan, Olisa Odele, Kaireece Denton, Simon-Anthony Rhoden and Jason Barnett) by Johnny Ho.