The Other F Word (2021)

24 March 2021 – 28 March 2021 @ The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre, Wild Rice @ Funan


‘Fat’ isn’t a dirty word... but it might as well be.

All her life, Miriam Cheong has observed people tiptoeing around the word and the many assumptions and stereotypes attached to it. It’s just how things have always been – from her time as an unwilling member of her school’s Trim and Fit (TAF) Club, to her trials and tribulations as a working actress in Singapore today.

Honestly... it’s enough to make anybody swear!

Candid, vulnerable and eye-opening, The Other F Word examines Miriam’s relationship with her body, the body positivity movement and the people around her as she navigates the ups and downs of weight loss.

What exactly is so taboo about being fat? How does society perceive and treat the fat body? And how can we better discuss weight and health in a world obsessed with thinness?

Content Warning: Disordered Eating, Body Dysmorphia

IMDA Advisory: Some Coarse Language

Cast: Miriam Cheong

Playwright: Miriam Cheong
Director: Aidli Mosbit
Dramaturg: Jean Tay

Set Designer: CK Chia
Lighting Designer: James Tan
Costume Designer: Moe Kasim
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
Makeup Designer: Bobbie Ng

Producer: Koh Bee Bee
Production Manager: Melissa Teoh
Technical Manager: David Sagaya
Production Coordinator: Angela Ee
Stage Manager: Elnie S Mashari
Assistant Stage Managers: Heather Chen, Lilith Goh

Technicians: Ahmad Hafriz bin Berkath, Muhammad Azhar bin Azman
Multimedia Operator: Nurul Ain Shazwani binte Mohamad Fadzil 
Stage Assistant: Nur Namira binte Zuraimi
Wardrobe Manager: Theresa Chan
Dresser: Kendrix Koh Pei Ying
Hair Assistant: Michelle Wai
Makeup Artist: Amber Zheng 

(Source: Wild Rice Programme)


Miriam Cheong
Cast, Playwright
Aidli Mosbit
Jean Tay
CK Chia
Set Designer
James Tan
Lighting Designer
Moe Kasim
Costume Designer
Ashley Lim
Hair Designer
Bobbie Ng
Makeup Designer


The Other F Word (2021), Programme
Programme for The Other F Word (2021). 
Wild Rice
Recorded: 24 March 2021