Pieces of a man

Artist: David Labi



Duration: 70 min

Start: 20:30

End: 21:40

Price: € 14.00

This show approaches complex legacies with creativity and fun


About the show: 

Globetrotting Londoner David is having a midlife crisis. He longs to grow up, but his dad keeps getting in the way. And he’s been dead for 20 years. 


David’s father Marcello was a Libyan-Italian Jew who survived the Nazi concentration camps as a child. Larger-than-life, he lived through business success and failure, casinos and shady deals, an unexplained bomb, and a terrifying accident – hauling his loved ones along on his wild rollercoaster of life. 


In Pieces of a Man, David brings us on his journey to make peace with his father. Hilarious and moving, this universal story shows how we can approach the complex legacies of our parents with creativity and joy. 


A hilarious and powerful one-man show exploring fatherhood, identity, trauma, and joy.



Born in London, David Labi was a committed youth activist, learning as a teen how to create workshops and running creative and educational activities for thousands of youths. He studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and in his mid-20s departed on an unusual trajectory around the world. Having lived in Tokyo, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and now Brussels, the red thread through his career is STORYTELLING. He’s edited top city magazines and published guides and literary translations. He’s written scripts for TV news and documentaries. He’s made films including feature documentaries and globally broadcast TV. And he’s written concepts for leading global brands like Flora and Lipton. In Berlin he founded a diverse artist collective, and the ethical storytelling agency Good Point, which he continues to run from Brussels. His clients include WWF, British Council, Oxfam, Greenpeace, and more. David has been in front of diverse audiences running interactive workshops on storytelling, performing children’s musical comedy theatre, and now sharing Pieces of a Man with audiences in London, Barcelona, Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Brussels so far. His theatrical work has shown at Glastonbury and Edinburgh festivals.



David Labi – writer, performer. Coach: Johan Petit; dramaturg: Yoav Segal; composer: Job Chajes. Supported by Mestizo Arts Platform, and co-produced by MartHA!tentatief.

Show in English