Margaret Fulton the Musical

31 March 2021

Adapted from the book “I Sang for My Supper” by Margaret Fulton

A musical biography of a true Aussie legend based on her bestselling autobiography.

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!

The Margaret Fulton Cookbook, with hundreds of recipes, step-by step instructions, hints, tips and full-colour pictures, was a huge success, and taught a generation of women how to make delicious, economical dishes for family and friends. 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. The era of the dinner party was born. 

Margaret’s book sold over 1.5 million copies and she reigned supreme on our country’s cooking scene, she was awarded an OAM in 1983 and later identified as a National Living Treasure. This delightful musical romp follows her journey from humble beginnings to super-stardom!

PLEASE NOTE 

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Creative Team

Book & Lyrics by Doug Macleod

Music by Yuri Worontschak

Directed by Aarne Neeme

Produced by Jally Entertainment

Cast

Judy Hainsworth

One of Brisbane’s most dynamic performers and writers. She is the creator of ‘#FirstWorldWhiteGirls’ (Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe) and a member of Matilda Award-winning cabaret group, Babushka. Judy’s theatre credits include Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts and The Narcissist, which earned her a Matilda Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Jessica Kate Ryan

Graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium with a BMUS (Musical Theatre) in 2014. Some performance highlights during her studies were as Little Red in Into The Woods and Jeanie in Hair. Since graduating she has performed in Cool Britannia, Carrie (Wax Lyrical) and Bumpy Angels (HOTA), The Wives Of Wolfgang (Wonderland Festival) and Cluedo: The Interactive Game (Brisbane  Immersive Ensemble)

Zoë Harlen

A Bachelor of Musical Theatre graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium. Her roles while training included Rosie in Sweet Charity, Frenchie in The Life, and Maria in West Side Story. Her credit highlights since graduating include performances with Shake & Stir Theatre Company and the Brisbane Immersive Ensemble.

Paige McKay

Graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University in 2018. Her highlights included playing Milly in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mabel in Fame the Musical, and Amy in Little Women the Broadway Musical. Paige is thrilled to be making her touring debut in Margaret Fulton The Musical for Jally Entertainment.

Clancy Enchelmaier

A recent graduate of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s Music Theatre program who made his professional debut as Louis Wallace in State of Origin the Musical: The Beginning. University highlights include – Les Misérables (Javert), Personals (Brandon), Dog Fight (Lounge Singer/Dance Captain), Carousel (Billy Bigelow) and West Side Story (Dream Ballet Tony).

Conor Ensor

Conor is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. Credits include Joe in the Australian tour of Sticks & Stones (Brainstorm Productions), Bagheera in The Jungle Book (S4K International), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (Moving Stories) and Aladdin in Aladdin (Boogie Management).

Dates

Wednesday, 31 March at 8pm

Duration

1 hour 20 minutes, no interval

Reviews

“This production was one of the most life-affirming and delightful shows I saw all year; for charm and freshness it beat major touring productions such as Annie hands down. The only times I wasn’t smiling in this fresh new Australian musical about the life of national treasure Margaret Fulton was when I was wiping away tears, during its deft transitions from comedy to pathos. If it has a return season, kill to get a ticket” - Richard Watts, 3RRR & ArtsHub

"This musical 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." - AU Review.

“It is not just a fun show, but a sociological reflection of gender issues and roles in Australia.” - Sydney Arts Guide

Tickets

Adult $49.90

Concession/Group 8+ $45.00

CPAC Member $45.00

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