On 10th March a handful of fellow YTI members attended a performance of Anton Chekhov’s poignant comedy ‘Uncle Vanya’ at York Theatre Royal.
‘Uncle Vanya’ is in essence a comedy tainted by an underlying sense of tragedy. Uncle Vanya himself for example is a forlorn character, ridden with guilt over his own failures in life. But so too are the other characters, frequently enveloped by a sense of acute ennui and exhaustion.
I have never actually seen a Russian play before but I was pleasantly surprised. The acting was brilliant and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we were all enthralled by the plot.