Thai-riffic! is an original Australian play for young people adapted by Nathan Luff from Oliver Phommavanh’s best-selling novel.
Albert Lengviriyakul, or Lengy for short, is the son of Thai immigrants who own a restaurant with the cheesy name Thai-riffic! Lengy is starting high school and sees this as his opportunity to transform his image from the kid who lives in a restaurant to a cool and popular Aussie teen. When his teacher sets a group assignment that focuses on another culture it becomes apparent, Lengy won’t be able to get away from his past as easily as he’d like.
Through a series of hilarious and heartfelt events involving bulk toilet paper, a purple curry and a trip to the Thai New Year Sonkram Festival, Lengy discovers that his Thai background is pretty awesome after all.
Suitable for ages 7+ and families
A short Q&A with Thai-riffic! author Oliver Phommavanh will follow the 2.30pm performance on Saturday 12 August.
The development of Thai-riffic! was supported by Riverside Theatres.
Director: Lisa Freshwater
Production Designer: Mark Thompson
Audio Visual Designer: Mic Gruchy
Illustrator: Evi O