Egypt, 1907. Two archaeologists, Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt, are searching for ancient fragments of poetry and plays, next to an old rubbish heap.
Until the Greek God, Apollo, descends from the skies...
Apollo is furious that they have failed to unearth the fragmentary text of a lost Satyr play by Sophocles. As he forces the two papyrologists to find the lost play, Grenfell and Hunt become part of the story they have discovered.
Tony Harrison’s collision of high and low art fashions a Greek satyr play into a barbed comment on the lack of imagination in contemporary culture
An intellectual pantomime