Amateur theatre enthusiast Leon Newton wants to “get the show on the road again” after a 20-year hiatus.

The Darley man says it’s been two decades since the Bacchus Marsh Players performed at the Bacchus Marsh public hall.

In the hope of getting locals interested in an amateur theatre group, he’s organised a public meeting for next weekend and is calling on Melton and Moorabool residents to share their ideas for a winter-spring season.

“An amateur theatre production is always a lot of fun for audiences, the performers and all the off-stage crew as well – everyone can participate,” he says.

The meeting will be at Lerderderg library, 215 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh, from 2pm on Saturday, April 8. Details: theatre3340@gmail.com or call 0418 146 161.