How Did The Cat Get So Fat?

Organised by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
  • Date:
    19 - 22 Apr 2018
  • Time:
    3:00pm & 8:00pm
  • Duration:
    1h 15min
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Language:
    Malay with English captions


Performed with puppetry, How Did The Cat Get So Fat? is a fable/parable told through the eyes of Fatimah, a nine-year-old from a single-parent family. Fatimah, played by Siti Khalijah Zainal, travels on a kiddie ride, a lion she has named Mr Minismen, and meets people who are representative of various segments of Singapore society, e.g. the maid, the prosperous wife, the taxi driver, the scientist, the social media influencer and the tireless yuppie.

How Did The Cat Get So Fat? seeks to examine how the national pledge applies to and manifests itself in various strata of Singapore society, as seen through the eyes of a young girl.

How Did The Cat Get So Fat?