The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus
    By Tony Harrison

    23:00, Wed 22nd – Fri 24th June 2022 at ADC Theatre
    Easter May Week

    Tony Harrison’s masterpiece in verse theatre, voted one of the best 100 plays of the twentieth century, ‘The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus’ brings Sophocles’ missing satyr play ‘Ichneutae’ to life. This rowdy, riotous comedy begins in the sands of Egypt as Grenfell and Hunt, two Oxford dons, become obsessed with discovering the lost play. Hunt is relegated to reading petitions to governors and receipts for loans, whilst Grenfell becomes possessed by the god Apollo, as he gets closer to finding the fragments. Harrison brings to life the story of the first lyre and the dancing, swearing, unruly satyrs who tracked it down. No sooner had they found it, they were banned by Apollo from ever producing music again. The play asks who controls history and culture? What receives orchestral recitals and what is noise pollution? Who’s allowed to tell their own tragedy?

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    Prod Team needed! –

    I need a full prod team for my ADC Wk8 Late! That means a set designer , costume designer , lighting designer , a stage manager . So much to do! So much fun to have! We need to transform our chorus into dancing, clopping satyrs, turn an Oxford don into Apollo, bring the satyrs from the sands of Egypt to the south bank, and have a bloody brilliant time whilst doing it!

      For more details, read the full advert or contact, before 18th Jun 2022 23:59.

      Trackers of Oxyrhynchus Auditions! RE-OPEN! –

      The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus are reopening auditions for AT LEAST 2 satyrs! Self tape auditions! Send to! These are hilarious, fun, riotous roles!

        For more details, read the full advert or contact before 28th May 2022 23:59.



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