The Hot Wing King
By Katori Hall
Booking and details
‘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
Roy Alexander Weise
Roy Alexander Weise
Set and Costume Designer
For the National: The Father and The Assassin, Trouble in Mind, ‘Master Harold’… and the boys and Nine Night (also West End)
Joshua Pharo works as a Lighting and Video Designer across theatre, opera, film and installation.
Jacob worked in the National Theatre Casting Department from 2015 to 2019 before becoming a freelance Casting Director. Prior to working at the National Theatre, Jacob worked with Pippa Ailion Casting and Telsey and Company in New York, as well as alongside James Orange.
Samantha Adams is a qualified state-registered dramatherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Association of Dramatherapists (BADTH).
For the National: Grenfell: in the words of survivors, The Crucible, Rockets and Blue Lights, Under Milk Wood, Death of England: Delroy, Death of England, Small Island, Nine Night, Barber Shop Chronicles, Pericles, Angels in America, Les Blancs and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
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.
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The interpreter for the BSL performance will be announced closer to the performance date.
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Are planned to be available for performances of The Hot Wing King from 7.30pm, Wednesday 24 July.
Photography by Lydia Whitmore