Bacchus Marsh thespians are fine-tuning their performances for the Moonlite Theatre Group debut production this weekend.

The group, which launched last year, throws back to the age of rock ’n’ roll in its first major show It’ll Be OK On The Night.

The comedy comprises short, 30-minute performances about a group of actors who want to recreate three 1950s radio plays.

Cast member Stephen Houghton said audience participation is encouraged.

He said the show is almost art imitating life with a story about a new community theatre group that is building on a long-forgotten tradition of community theatre.

“It’s very much a nod to the era and the radio plays that were written in the early 1950s.

“It’s an intimate venue and audience members can expect some theatre sports, in which the audience participates to create a fun event.”

There will be three performances at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall at Bacchus Marsh – 7pm Friday and 2pm and 7pm on Saturday. Tickets: 0422 185 955.