The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus

by Tony Harrison

with music by Stephen Edwards

In the ancient rubbish heaps of the desert, two British Egyptologists sift for lost manuscripts. Their discoveries include petitions from the homeless, laundry lists and, at last, fragments of a lost satyr play by Sophocles. The play unleashes the spirits of the Greek gods Apollo and Hermes - along with a boisterous chorus of clog-dancing, highly irreverent satyrs.


The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus

Directed by Barrie Rutter
for West Yorkshire Playhouse in association with Northern Broadsides

Cast included Barrie Rutter, Conrad Nelson and Fine Time Fontayne

Played at West Yorkshire Playhouse 15th October - 14th November 1998


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