Some of the greatest plays of all time are bound for the stage of Kyneton’s renovated Bluestone Theatre, thanks to a new concept led by former Bellbird, Prisoner and Neighbours star Maggie Millar.
Millar, who has been living in Kyneton for six years, says the Legends Theatre Club will present plays in the style of the old Lux Radio Theatre, with professional actors living in the Macedon Ranges delivering their lines into a microphone.
Fourteen actors, who will receive a share of takings, have already signed up.
‘‘There are so many professional actors living in this shire, and we don’t ever get to see them perform locally,’’ Millar says.
‘‘This concept will bring to people plays and actors they normally wouldn’t see.
‘‘The redevelopment of the Bluestone Theatre gives us the perfect space for something like this.’’
Actors will also mentor young people wanting to break into the profession as part of Legends, which will be launched at a celebration at the theatre on April 3.
Plays will be presented on the third Sunday of every month, starting with Oscar Wilde’s
The Importance of Being Earnest, from 5pm on April 17. Details: 5422 7097