Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 28 June - 29 June 2022
Category Live Event

Riverside Theatres presents
A FEM Presents 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!

Suitable for ages 7 – 14 and their families

Production Warnings
This production contains live cooking (food smells).

Please Note
*Please apply for the Education Ticket Subsidy via the Online School Subsidy booking link. Your subsidy request is dependent on your schools ICSEA score.

Riverside Theatres is a registered COVID Safe venue with the NSW Government. The health and safety of all Riverside patrons and staff is at the forefront of all our operations. Our policies are consistently reviewed and will be updated in line with NSW Health guidelines and advice. Please review our Conditions of Entry & Patron Safety page prior to attending Riverside Theatres for the most up-to-date information.

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

Thank you for keeping our community safe.

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

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 20 students booked.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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

Information about Access at Riverside

Access Points

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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:

Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 6:30pm

Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 10:15am
Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 1pm – Relaxed Performance


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Wednesday 29 June 2022 at 1pm


1 hour and 10 minutes with no interval

Ticket Prices

Concession $28
30 & Under $26
18 & Under $22
Concession $31
30 & Under $28
18 & Under $25
Groups 8+
Schools Ticket Subsidy Students/Teachers* $10

Transaction fees apply

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