I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Based on her 1999 best selling autobiography, I Sang For My Supper, Margaret Fulton The Musical is an engaging romp about Australia's much-loved queen of the kitchen. The story and lyrics were written by Doug MacLeod and the music was composed by Yuri Worontschak and it is full of toe-tapping tunes and light-hearted satire. The small cast of four women and two men swap between roles and accents with glee embracing the "kitchiness".
Most audience members would be familiar with the name of Margaret Fulton and possibly have one or two of her cookbooks but would be surprised to learn of the life struggles she faced. The program is full of information regarding the story, cast members and song list. Pressure Cooker was a particular favourite with the audience as was Jam and La Vie Boheme. Margaret did not have an easy life but she had an independent streak and stubbornness that made her fight against the male-dominated world she lived in.
Margaret Fulton The Musical is a very enjoyable show that is as much a commentary on Australian society of the 50s and 60s as it is about Ms Fulton.