A Freshwater Entertainment and Management production
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!
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 at $55 each, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8839 3399.
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The development of Thai-riffic! was supported by Riverside Theatres
Audio Visual Designer
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 3 – 8
(Stages 2 – 4)
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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.
1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.
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High levels of audience interaction creating a less formal environment and requiring less ‘passive’ attention by audience members.
This production has strong visual cues giving students a different reference point for comprehension of the narrative or subject matter.