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The Hot Wing King

By Katori Hall

Booking and details

11 July — 14 September 2024
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The event location is

Dorfman Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

‘Every kang deserves a crown’

Things are heating up in Memphis as the annual Hot Wing Festival rolls into town. With their sights set on the crown, Cordell, his partner Dwayne and friends Isom and Big Charles team up again as the New Wing Order, with a new attitude and a mouth-watering new wing recipe.

But after an unexpected family emergency, their plans get derailed as the men navigate the meaning of love, family and staying true to yourself.

Full of laughter, song and healing, Katori Hall’s (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Mountaintop) Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy makes its London debut in a fiery new production directed by Roy Alexander Weise (‘Master Harold’… and the Boys, Nine Night).


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


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

Cast includes

Kadiff Kirwan photo portrait

Kadiff Kirwan


Production team


Katori Hall


Roy Alexander Weise

Set and Costume Designer

Rajha Shakiry

Rajha Shakiry

Lighting Designer

Joshua Pharo

Joshua Pharo


Femi Temowo

Sound Designer

Elena Peña


DK Fashola

Casting Director

Jacob Sparrow

Jacob Sparrow


Samantha Adams

Samantha Adams

Dialect Coach

Hazel Holder

Hazel Holder

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


BSL Interpreted

Audio described

The interpreter for the BSL performance will be announced closer to the performance date.

Audio-described performances are preceded by a Touch Tour, 90 minutes before the performance start time. Call the Access line on 020 7452 3961 to book Touch Tours.

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 by Lydia Whitmore