All Roads Lead to Rome

Chris Dobrowolski

Photo by Dave Guttridge

Chris has lovingly repaired his family Triumph Herald Estate so that he can drive it from his childhood home in Braintree to Rome via Turin where this quintessentially English car was designed.

Part investigation into his father’s time as a Polish soldier in the Italian Campaign and part muse on consumerism, All Roads Lead to Rome brings together car mechanics, a road trip, dictators and the fetishisation of possessions in a solo performance using old photos, new film and surprising mechanical objects.

“A simple, effective and intellectual piece, told with warmth and a twinkle.”

Fringe Review

“Dobrowolski’s one man show is an hour of charismatic storytelling which invites its audience inside the Triumph Herald for a multimedia drive through his life.”

Broadway Baby

★★★★
“He takes us from the personal to the political, across a great swathe of 20th Century history, all without leaving the driving seat of the Triumph Herald.”

The Scotsman

“This is one of the best shows I have ever seen in a theatre – and it isn’t really a show… It’s like someone showing you their holiday snaps – except this time you actually want to stay.”

Colchester Gazette

“This is live art in all its glory and a great introduction to the medium for those less familiar with it.”

Three Weeks

Watch an excerpt of All Roads Lead to Rome
See Chris’s Tumblr page for the project

For more information on this project download the touring pack.

Date Title Venue City
20 September 2018 All Roads Lead to Rome Civic Theatre Chelmsford
8 September 2017 All Roads Lead to Rome Spring Bank Arts, New Mills Festival New Mills
13–15 July 2017 All Roads Lead to Rome Culture Station Seoul284 Seoul
6 April 2016 All Roads Lead to Rome Colchester Arts Centre Colchester
27 September 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Lion Salt Works Northwich
26 September 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Kelsall Community Centre Kelsall
4 April 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Riverhouse Barn Walton-on-Thames
28 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Phoenix Theatre Bordon
24 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome ICIA Bath
20 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The Old Fire Station Oxford
19 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Arts Centre King's Lynn
12 March 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The ShowRoom Chichester
20 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Arts Centre Letchworth
12 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The Spring Havant
7 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome Tom Thumb Theatre Margate
5 February 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome The Theatre Chipping Norton
22 January 2015 All Roads Lead to Rome South Street Arts Centre Reading
22 November 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome FLINT Festival Salisbury
11 September 2014 Buy My Bloody Book! Toynbee Studios
13 July 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Hotbed Festival, Cambridge Junction Cambridge
20 June 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Spital Arts Festival Chesterfield
14 May 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
8 May 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival Belfast
23 April 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Marlborough Theatre Brighton
10 April 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Oxford Playhouse Oxford
7–8 March 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Chelsea Theatre London
6 March 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Maidenhead
26 February 2014 All Roads Lead to Rome New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich
7 November 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Lakeside Theatre Essex
2–25 August 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Pleasance Hunt & Darton Cafe, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Edinburgh
21 July 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Hotbed Festival, Colchester Arts Centre Essex
14 July 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Hotbed Festival, Cambridge Junction Cambridge
6 March 2013 All Roads Lead to Rome Toynbee Studios
Photo by Dave Guttridge