By Justin Flynn
Margaret Fulton inspired Aussie housewives of the late 1960s and 1970s to ditch the meat and three veg for dishes such as nasi goreng or apricot chicken.
Fulton’s wildly popular book, The Margaret Fulton Cookbook, has sold more than 1.5 million copies and is largely credited with spicing up the kitchen for Australian families more than 50 years ago.
Sunshine Coast-based Jally Entertainment brings Fulton’s autobiography, I Sang For My Supper, to life via a musical biography that has been on the road since mid-March and is coming to Drysdale.
The show’s producer Alli Pope says it’s a “full on fast pace show about an amazing Australian”.
“There’s so many beautiful ballads and rock songs and some bohemian.
“It’s clever, well written and well put together.
“The performers represent all the people that came into her life.”
The cast consists of Judy Hainsworth, who plays Fulton, Jessica Kate Ryan, Zoe Harlen, Paige McKay, Conor Ensor and Clancy Enchelmaier.
“The cast are brilliant and are in and out of stage in different characters,” Pope says.
“They are a really young and energetic bunch and really professional in their attitude.”
Pope says the response to the show has been overwhelmingly positive.
“I call it a recipe for success,” she says.
“Everyone I speak to says ‘it’s so good, I’d love to see it again’ and people have actually driven from different places in Queensland to see it again.
“Some have driven four hours just to see it again.”
The set even contains a burnt-orange crockpot that Fulton was famous for using.
The recent covid spike in NSW has wreaked havoc with the show, but Pope is confident they can enter Victoria for the southernmost leg of the tour.
“I’m confident we are getting to Drysdale,” she says.
Details: geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed; Sunday, August 1, 2pm and 7pm at the Potato Shed, Drysdale.