Call Me John

March 1, 2024

New play celebrates local lives – see it on 7 March

Call Me John is the heart-warming tale of John, an 85-year-old great grandfather, who is worried he will be forgotten after he’s passed on. When his troubled grandson, Ashley, comes to visit, John decides to share his life story, hoping to set him on a better path. But can John’s story really connect with young people?

This original story has been created using the stories of local residents across East Anglia.
Reflex Theatre have spent the last 2 years travelling across the towns, meeting with residents and community groups, both young and old, hearing their views, their joys, their frustrations and their amazing experiences.

Callan Durrant, Reflex’s Artistic Director, says: “This play has been 10 years in the making.
My own Great Grandfather began to write down his life story and said to me that he didn’t want to be forgotten. Having spoken to so many wonderful local people, both young and old, we realised that they too felt they were being forgotten. We want to bridge the gap between generations with this play, ensuring no feels forgotten at any stage of life.”

Reflex Theatre presents “Call Me John”
Written by Megan Durrant and directed by Callan Durrant, inspired by The Story of My Life by Alfred John Ashley Ridgeon

See this moving production at Dereham Memorial Hall on 7 March. Book tickets here:

Audience Reviews:
“A brilliant, beautiful play of such poignance.” – Peter Steward “An amazing production that will bring generations together.”