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Sunday, March 9, 2014


The View by Philip Rademeyer is the fourth in the New Voices series of plays by Junkets Publisher.

In the small theatre venues around town – in studio theatres, in church halls, in old warehouse buildings – some really interesting theatre is happening night after night, written by new and emerging playwrights. This series brings together some of these New Voices.

Philip Rademeyer’s play raises some crucial questions, in an invigoratingly different and new way. Set in some post-apocalyptic future, all homosexual people have been shipped out into space. The Boy finds himself in a hermetically-sealed pod, looking down at a ruined and devastated Earth. He is granted his last request: a cassette tape of messages from the people and figures he knew in his life on Earth.

From its first appearance in December 2012 at the Intimate Theatre, Cape Town, produced by Rust Co-operative to its full-production season at the end of last year as part of the 9th Spring Drama Season at the Artscape Arena, Cape Town, the play has received a number of awards and nominations.

A theatre writer, director and academic, Philip Rademeyer co-founded the award-winning Cape Town-based theatre collective, Rust Co-Operative in 2012 with Penelope Youngleson.

Other titles in The New Voices Series are The Beneficiary by Sinethemba Twani; Bullets over Bishop Lavis by Christo Davids & Jody J Abrahams; Anele Rusi’s iSystem; Philip Rademeyer’s The View and Khayelihle Dom Gumede’s Crepuscule.

More information from Robin Malan or Junkets Publisher on 021 448 7186 or email or visit