The Theatre Division presents


7 - 12 Aug

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


Tickets: School group  $24 (one teacher free per 20 students, additional teachers at student price)

Suitable for Years 5 – 8 (Stage 3 – 4)

Teacher’s resource kits will be available on confirmation of booking.