We went out to acquire some culture tonight. A proper play, with actors and everything. It was at Hull Truck. A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian. It's based on a book with the same name. And it's great. Book adaptations can be tricky things to do. A book can have hundreds of pages and loads of moving parts and complexity that doesn't always make it onto the stage. But the adaptation gets it pretty much spot on. The actors really earn their money, one chap must have played around five parts through the evening, but everything fits together really well.
The plot is part soap opera, part history lesson and all enjoyable. Get to see it if you get the chance.