A HAMPSTEAD THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE

THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE

By FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG
Directed by MICHAEL BOYD

It doesn’t matter if the cat is white or black. As long as it catches mice, it is a very good cat

Main Stage

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5 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

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Henan Province, 1992. China is laying the foundations for global wealth and power - business is booming. Yin-Yin, a young Ministry of Health official, finds herself recruited into a new and unusual trade that boasts infinite stock and infinite demand. But amidst the hype and the soaring profits, she rapidly uncovers an unimaginable secret that will test to the limit her loyalties to her profession, to her family and to her country… 

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s blazing new thriller is based on the true story of a whistleblowing heroine and her extraordinary mission to expose a cover-up of epic proportions. Her previous plays include Lidless (Trafalgar Studios), The World of Extreme Happiness (National Theatre) and Snow in Midsummer (RSC).

Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the RSC, makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead Theatre following the acclaimed 2016 hit, The Intelligent Homosexuals Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner.

The cast includes Aidan Cheng, Celeste Den, Tuyen Do, Christopher Goh, Togo Igawa, Vincent Lai, Kok-Hwa Lie and Millicent Wong.

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Artistic team

writer

FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG

DIRECTOR

MICHAEL BOYD

Designer

TOM PIPER

LIGHTING

COLIN GRENFELL 

Sound and ComposER

NICOLA CHANG 

Assistant Director & Dramaturg

MINGYU LIN

voice and dialect coach

REBECCA CUTHBERTSON

MOVEMENT

LIZ RANKEN

FIGHT DIRECTOR

RACHEL BOWN-WILLIAMS & RUTH COOPER-BROWN OF RC-ANNIE LTD

casting

GINNY SCHILLER CDG 

Cast

FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE KING OF HELL'S PALACE

Posted on 31 July 2019

The cast for Francis Ya-Chu Cowhig's blazing thriller includes Aidan Cheng, Celeste Den, Tuyen Do, Christopher Goh, Togo Igawa, Vincent Lai, Kok-Hwa Lie and Millicent Wong.

NEW SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted on 23 July 2019

Ahead of its 60th Birthday, Hampstead Theatre announces Roxana Silbert’s inaugural season as Artistic Director

2019 New Season Offer

Posted on 23 July 2019

For a limited time only, you can see all four new Main Stage productions in Roxana Silbert's debut season for the price of three - yes, see one show entirely for free!

Roxana Silbert's Debut Season: Statement

Posted on 23 July 2019

‘I am excited to introduce my debut season as Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre.

Previews, Mondays and matinees 
Full price: £30/£27/£18
Under 30s/Students: £15/£10
Seniors* (matinees only): £25/£20
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £16

*Ages 60+

Tuesday – Saturday evenings 
Full price: £37/£32/£25
Under 30s/Students: £15/£10
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free
Access: £16

All prices are subject to change. Book early for the best price.

Video and Image Gallery

VINCENT LAI & TUYEN DO VINCENT LAI & TUYEN DO
KOK-HWA LIE & MILLICENT WONG KOK-HWA LIE & MILLICENT WONG
CELESTE DEN CELESTE DEN
TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, CHRISTOPHER GOH, AIDAN CHENG, MILLICENT WONG, TOGO IGAWA, CELESTE DEN & KOK-HWA LIE TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, CHRISTOPHER GOH, AIDAN CHENG, MILLICENT WONG, TOGO IGAWA, CELESTE DEN & KOK-HWA LIE
FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG (WRITER) & MICHAEL BOYD (DIRECTOR) FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG (WRITER) & MICHAEL BOYD (DIRECTOR)
MILLICENT WONG, CHRISTOPHER GOH, CELESTE DEN & TOGO IGAWA MILLICENT WONG, CHRISTOPHER GOH, CELESTE DEN & TOGO IGAWA
AIDAN CHENG, TUYEN DO, CELESTE DEN, MILLICENT WONG, VINCENT LAI, TOGO IGAWA & CHRISTOPHER GOH AIDAN CHENG, TUYEN DO, CELESTE DEN, MILLICENT WONG, VINCENT LAI, TOGO IGAWA & CHRISTOPHER GOH
CELESTE DEN & TOGO IGAWA CELESTE DEN & TOGO IGAWA
KOK-HWA LIE, TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, AIDAN CHENG, TOGO IGAWA & CELESTE DEN KOK-HWA LIE, TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, AIDAN CHENG, TOGO IGAWA & CELESTE DEN
TOGO IGAWA & VINCENT LAI TOGO IGAWA & VINCENT LAI
CHRISTOPHER GOH CHRISTOPHER GOH
TOGO IGAWA, CHRISTOPHER GOH & CELESTE DEN TOGO IGAWA, CHRISTOPHER GOH & CELESTE DEN
KOK-HWA LIE, MICHAEL BOYD (DIRECTOR) & MILLICENT WONG KOK-HWA LIE, MICHAEL BOYD (DIRECTOR) & MILLICENT WONG
TOGO IGAWA TOGO IGAWA
FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG (WRITER) FRANCES YA-CHU COWHIG (WRITER)
AIDAN CHENG AIDAN CHENG
TUYEN DO & VINCENT LAI TUYEN DO & VINCENT LAI
MILLICENT WONG, CELESTE DEN, TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, AIDAN CHENG & TOGO IGAWA MILLICENT WONG, CELESTE DEN, TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, AIDAN CHENG & TOGO IGAWA
TUYEN DO TUYEN DO
KOK-HWA LIE, TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, AIDAN CHENG, TOGO IGAWA, CHRISTOPHER GOH & CELESTE DEN KOK-HWA LIE, TUYEN DO, VINCENT LAI, AIDAN CHENG, TOGO IGAWA, CHRISTOPHER GOH & CELESTE DEN