Thai-riffic!

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 10 November - 11 November 2021
Category Live Event

EVENT POSTPONED

This event is unfortunately unable to proceed due the restrictions of the current NSW Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. New dates will be announced shortly.

Our Box Office team will be in contact with you in due course to discuss either rescheduling of your tickets or processing of a full refund.


Riverside presents
A Freshwater Entertainment and Management production
THAI-RIFFIC!
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!


Please Note:
This production contains live cooking (food smells).

Suitable for ages 7 – 14 and their families

*Please contact Box Office directly for group bookings of 8 or more, email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au or call 02 8839 3399.


Please Note:

Patrons will be seated in line with NSW Public Health Order and/or Guidelines in place at the time of the performance occurs.

NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19.  Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au


Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.

Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.

It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for keeping our community safe.



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

Director
Lisa Freshwater

Designer
Mark Thompson

Lighting Designer
Martin Kinnane

Sound Designer
Nate Edmonson

Audio Visual Designer
Mic Gruchy

Illustrator
Evi O

Production Stills
Branco Gaica
Heidrun Löhr

SUITABLE FOR YEARS 3 – 8
(Stages 2 – 4)

According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
  • The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.

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


Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.


Riverside’s Risk Assessment & Covid Safe Plan
Download our Risk Assessment 
Take a look at our Patron Safety Information and Download our Covid Safe Plan 


Accessibility
Download information about 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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Dates and Times:

General Public Performance
Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 6:30pm – POSTPONED

Schools Performances
Thursday 11 November 2021 at 10:15am  – POSTPONED
Thursday 11 November 2021 at 1pm (Relaxed Performance ) – More Info   – POSTPONED

Duration

1 hour and 10 minutes with no interval

Ticket Prices

RIVERSIDE MEMBERS
Adults
$32
Concession $28
30 & Under $26
18 & Under $22
NON-MEMBERS
Adults
$35
Concession $31
30 & Under $28
18 & Under $25
GROUPS
Groups 8+*
$31
SCHOOL GROUPS
Student/Teacher
$22

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $4.60
Counter $4.60
School Bookings $4.60

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