A musical biography of a true Aussie legend, Margaret Fulton, is heading to Geelong

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A musical biography of a true Aussie legend, Margaret Fulton, is heading to Geelong

The heartwarming all-Australian musical, adapted from Margaret Fulton's bestselling autobiography "I Sang For My Supper" is coming to the Potato Shed.

Before Margaret Fulton burst into the nation’s kitchens in 1969 with her burnt orange crockpots and chunky stoneware serving dishes, encouraging housewives to try their hand at Nasi Goreng and Apricot Chicken, Australian food was bland, boring and British, or overly fussy, fancy and French!

With hundreds of recipes, step-by step instructions, hints, tips and full-colour pictures, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook was a huge success (going on to sell over 1.5 million coppies), and taught a generation of women how to make delicious, economical dishes for family and friends.  The era of the dinner party was born!  Armed with a fondue set, a pressure cooker and their new confidence, women transformed themselves from family cooks to elegant hostesses, serving Chicken Liver Pâté, Sweet and Sour Pork and Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding.

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In 1983 Margaret was awarded an Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of her services to cookery, and in 2006 she was named by the National Trust as an Australian Living National Treasure. In 2009 Margaret was named as one of the 25 Australians who have most changed the nation. Margaret Fulton passed away 24 July 2019, aged 94 years.

To celebrate this national treasure, Margaret Fulton – the Musical will arrive at the Potato Shed on Sunday 21 August for two special shows, taking audiences back to a time when Australians were culinary challenged.

Adapted from Fulton’s autobiography, I Sang for My Supper, Margaret Fulton – the Musical “is not just a fun show, but a sociological reflection of gender issues and roles in Australia” Sydney Arts Guide

The AU Review described it was a musical that “brims with love and energy and is almost like chicken soup for the soul…a fun night out and a love letter to Australian ingenuity…every bit as tasty and kitsch as Fulton and her delectable, sweet treats.”

This delightful musical romp follows Margaret Fulton’s journey from humble beginnings to super-stardom.

Catch it at the Potato Shed on Sunday, August 21 from 2pm and 7pm. Book here