Simon-Anthony Rhoden stars in ‘The Hot Wing King’ at the National

Simon-Anthony Rhoden stars in ‘The Hot Wing King’ at the National


Simon-Anthony Rhoden stars in new play The Hot Wing King at the National Theatre

‘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?

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.

The Hot Wing King opens on Thursday July 11th and plays until September 14th. Tickets can be purchased here.

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