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Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 08 April - 09 April 2020
Category Live Event


Performances of Thai-Riffic! have been cancelled.

If you booked through Riverside Theatres, a member of our Box Office will contact ticket holders regarding refund options.

Riverside presents a Freshwater Entertainment and Management production in association with The Theatre Division
By Nathan Luff, adapted from Oliver Phommavanh’s best-selling novel

When all your friends want Pad Thai and all you want is pizza!

Albert “Lengy” Lengviriyakul is the son of Thai immigrants who own a restaurant called Thai-riffic! in Western Sydney. He is about to start high school and is desperate to transform his image and just eat some pizza. When his teacher sets a group assignment that focuses on another culture, it becomes apparent that Lengy will not be able to get away from his embarrassing family as easily as he would like.

Through a series of events involving bulk toilet paper, a purple curry and a trip to the Thai New Year Songkran Festival, Lengy discovers his Thai background is pretty awesome after all.

This hilarious and heartfelt play about acceptance, family and belonging will have you laughing out loud!

Suitable for ages 7 – 14 and their families

FYI this production contains live cooking (food smells)

The development of Thai-riffic! was supported by Riverside Theatres

Lisa Freshwater

Mark Thompson

Lighting Designer
Martin Kinnane

Sound Designer
Nate Edmonson

Audio Visual Designer
Mic Gruchy

Evi O

Production Stills
Branco Gaica
Heidrun Löhr

(Stages 2 – 4)

From the Program Coordinator…

Thai-riffic! is a well-crafted and funny show, perfectly pitched at the ‘tween’ age group. Its important themes and ideas, along with its cheekiness will keep your students engaged. Being one of the few Australian-based productions for young people with a story about second generation Thai Australians, it is also a show that really reflects our contemporary Australian community. In particular, children of migrant families will find this production relatable and relevant.

Curriculum Links and Resources

Download the Curriculum Links here: Thai-riffic! Curriculum Links

Download the Teacher’s Notes here: Thai-riffic! Teacher’s Notes

Riverside’s Risk Assessment

Download the Risk Assessment here: Risk Assessment 2020

Download a sample of a generic risk assessment here: Sample – Generic Risk Assessment


Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside

Access Points

Interactive Performance
High levels of audience interaction creating a less formal environment and requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.

Visual Cues
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.

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Additional Family Member $23
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