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Barbican presents:

Call Me God: The Final Speech of a Dictator

Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom

Friday 24 March 2017  6:30 PM   Room: Chapel
£35 adv + bf on sale 10th Feb   Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
General Admission (unreserved seating) (e-ticket)
$50.83 (+$5.08 S/C)
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

Tickets on sale, 10am. Wednesday 10th February with:

Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)

Barbican / 020 7638 8891

Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 18:30

Curfew - 22:30
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.

All timings are provisional and subject to change - for the latest up dates please check Facebook and Twitter.

As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.

This event also takes place Thursday 23rd March 2017 & Saturday 25th March 2017.


John Malkovich defies heaven and earth in a one-man journey to the point where power corrupts absolutely.

A dictator teeters on the brink, and megalomania escalates into full-blown madness. John Malkovich stands alone against the sound of the mighty Union Chapel organ in this astonishing one-man music-drama: an exploration of tyranny in the raw by an actor of unparalleled conviction.

From Nero to Idi Amin, despots have had megalomaniac delusions of divine provenance. Michael Sturminger’s music-theatre piece pits Malkovich against the grandiloquent power of the organ. Organist Martin Haselböck responds with music by Bach, Messiaen and Ligeti: words against music, genius versus delusion, and at its terrifying heart, an actor who spares no-one – least of all himself.

Starring John Malkovich
Written and directed by Michael Sturminger
Organ and musical concept by Martin Haselböck
With additional works by Bach, Franck, Widor, Messiaen and Ligeti
Electronics by Franz Danksagmüller