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KITCHEN KITSCH! The legacy of Margaret Fulton celebrated in musical romp!

She is the iconic gourmand who singlehandedly changed the tastes of a nation.

And now a colourful new production, celebrating the life and work of cookery maven Margaret Fulton is coming to our neck of the woods for two special shows at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre and Newcastle’s Civic Theatre.

Based on her bestselling biography, I Sang For My Supper, Margaret Fulton The Musical is a delightful romp that charts Margaret’s journey from humble beginnings to culinary superstardom.

Infused with a healthy dollop of kitsch, this show is like chicken soup for the soul. It’s a genuinely heart-warming night out with a slew of catchy tunes that will leave you hungry for more.

Before Margaret Fulton burst into the nation’s kitchens in 1969 with her burnt orange crockpots and chunky stoneware, 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.

he first Margaret Fulton Cookbook with hundreds of recipes, tips and full-colour pictures, transformed a generation of Australian housewives into elegant hostesses, serving Chicken Liver Pâté, Sweet and Sour Pork and Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding.

Sadly, Margaret passed away in 2019 at the age of 94 leaving an indelible mark on the Australian cultural landscape.

The good folks over at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre are getting well and truly into the spirit of this production, putting a call out to find the best butter cake in the region!

All you have to do is channel your inner Margaret, whip up an awesome butter cake and bring your cake to the venue on Wednesday 31 March between 10am and 6pm.

The array of baked confections will be judged by Cessnock CWA Vice President Ellice Schrader prior to the show and the winner will nab a copy of the iconic 50th-anniversary edition of the Margaret Fulton Cookbook, a hamper of goodies and a Margaret Fulton-inspired apron.

How good is that?!?

Catch Margaret Fulton The Musical at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 31 March and The Civic Theatre on Thursday 1 April