Thai-riffic comes to the Stage!


It’s Megan here, not back to regular programming, but dipping my toe in as I have been looking at literary options for the upcoming school holidays, when I’m taking the girls to Sydney. My first stop was the Monkey Baa website as I cannot recommend their productions highly enough and many are based on much-loved children’s books. Their latest production, ‘Thai-riffic!’, supported by Riverside Theatres, won’t be on in time for us to see it, but if you are Sydney based for the June/July school holidays… 

‘Thai-riffic!’ is one of my fav books by Oliver Phommavanh, although his latest Con-Nerd arrived in the library today and I’m keen to read it as I need something funny…I need to smile at the moment.

As a book, ‘Thai-riffic!’ is a hilarious/touching/coming of age story, and fellow children’s author and playwright, Nathan Luff, has adapted it to the stage in what is sure to be fantastic production. I very much hope it travels interstate at some point. ‘Thai-riffic!’, a production by The Theatre Division is presented by Monkey Baa Theatre Company at the fully accessible Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre.

Albert ( Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a Thai restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being his father’s curry guinea pig, and is longing to just eat pizza! At school he is a bit of a troublemaker, going to any lengths to hide his background. But when his best friend decides to become Thai for a day for a school project, Lengy comes to the realisation that there may just be some pretty cool things about his culture.

It’s hard being Thai, especially when you live in Australia, your house is a Thai cultural shrine, your parents run a restaurant called Thai-riffic! and you’re desperate for some pizza! Lengy’s adventures will have you laughing out loud and perhaps shedding the occasional wimpy tear.

Monkey Baa presents a
Theatre Division production

Nathan Luff

Lisa Freshwater

adapted from
Oliver Phommavanh’s bestselling novel

Alistair Thomson & Lisa Freshwater

production designer
Mark Thompson

audio visual designer
Mic Gruchy

Evi O

Jemwel Danao, Nat Jobe, Kate Betcher, Lap Phan and Graeme McRae 

Bookings here

when 4 – 8 july
10.30am & 12.30pm
relaxed performance
thursday 6 july, 12.30pm 
suitable for
ages 7 – 14
duration 60 minutes

tickets (no booking fees)
(family of four)
(family of five)
each (groups 10+)
(relaxed performance)
gift voucher buy here

OOSH and vacation care groups $19/ticket. Please download a booking form.

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