Simon-Anthony Rhoden – Katori Hall’s The Hot Wing King

National Theatre
Interview by: Sophia A Jackson
Published: Friday 05 July 2024, 7:00am

Simon-Anthony Rhoden has stared in big West End and regional musicals having played the roles Aaron Burr in Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), Harpo in The Color Purple (Leicester Curve), Lola in Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre). TV work includes Temple 2 for Sky and Feel Good for Netflix.

About The Hot Wing King
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?

Need to know: The Hot Wing King runs at the National Theatre from 11 Jul – 14 Sep 2024.