(Thursday) 7:30 pm
Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
58 Goondoon Street
A musical biography of a true Aussie legend based on her bestselling autobiography. Margaret Fulton reigned supreme on our country’s cooking scene, awarded an OAM in 1983 and later identified as
A musical biography of a true Aussie legend based on her bestselling autobiography.
Margaret Fulton reigned supreme on our country’s cooking scene, awarded an OAM in 1983 and later identified as a National Living Treasure. The Margaret Fulton Cookbook encouraged Australian housewives to experiment with more interesting ingredients, straying from the old tradition of meat and three veg. This delightful musical romp follows her journey from humble beginnings to super-stardom.
Thursday, 24 June 2021 | 7.30pm
Loyalty Member $32
Social Clubs $25 per ticket for groups of 6+ (available via Box Office only)
Before the show starts enjoy a baked treat from the QCWA bake sale in the foyer from 5.30-7.15pm.
At the bar treat yourself to Margaret’s fool proof casserole for $14 or Margaret’s Chicken & Vegetable pie for $12, both served with Margaret’s velvet mash potato.
About Margaret Fulton
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. 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.
Margaret’s book sold over 1.5 million copies.
In 1983 Margaret was awarded an Order of Australia 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. Sadly, Margaret Fulton passed away on 24 July 24 2019, she was 94 years old!
Margaret Fulton Workshop
The team behind Margaret Fulton the Musical are offering a singing workshop, free to anyone who has a ticket to the show!
This group workshop is designed to give singers with little or no formal training an overview of good, basic singing techniques PLUS the opportunity to shine on stage in a public performance before the show!
4pm-5pm, Thursday, 24th June at the GECC Playhouse
*Bookings essential limited spots available
If you are interested in participating in this Workshop, please contact the GECC Box Office on 4972 2822
The great thing about singing in a group is the opportunity of a wide vocal range. No individual voice needs to stand out. As long as participants are happy to have a go, follow the vocal coach’s instructions and remember they’re part of an ensemble.
The group workshop will begin with some physical and vocal exercises to prepare for singing. We’ll start with a mix of gentle shaking and stretching of both voices and body then move onto the selected song, which may include harmonies. At the end of the workshop the song will be rehearsed.
Just prior to the performance of ‘Margaret Fulton The Musical’ the workshop group (now a choir) will perform the rehearsed song, live on stage, for the audience. You will then have time to go to your seat and enjoy the show!