Namisa Mdlalose

  • Ticket Price: R25.00
  • Duration: 15mins 30sec
  • Age Recommendation: 10+
  • Genre: Comedy
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Award winning actress Namisa Mdlalose stars in a one-woman dark comedy about a lost girl.

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Concept: Namisa Mdlalose and Shelley Lothian
Artist: Namisa Mdlalose
Writer: Namisa Mdlalose
Director: Shelley Lothian
DOP: Richard Lothian
Editor: Richard Lothian
Hair, make-up, wardrobe: Namisa Mdlalose
Set: Namisa Mdlalose and Shelley Lothian
Location: Castserve Studio


Namisa Mdlalose is a 25 year old, Durban bred, theatre making graduate from the University of Cape Town. Namisa spent four years at the university learning, discovering and honing her craft not only in performance but also in writing, directing, designing and conceptualising her own work. As a performer, she has been directed under Byron Bure RENT!, Jonathan Munby King Kong, Janice Honeyman The Color Purple, Janice Honeyman and Timothy Le Roux Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Pantomime and Matthew Wild Kinky Boots. As a theatre maker she, together with her colleague and friend Puleng Stewart, walked away with “Playwright of the year” from the National Arts Festival 2016 for their contribution to a collaborated student production Figs. She also, with her dramaturgy colleague Lesego Chauke, debuted her solo durational performance art piece Matthew 16:24 at the ARCADE live art festival 2018. Namisa aspires to continue honing her skills and talents through performance and theatre making.

Shelley Lothian is an actress, singer, choreographer and director who has been in the industry for 20 years. She is a proud jack of all trades who has worked on numerous productions including Kinky Boots, West Side Story, Mamma Mia, We will rock You, District Six: Kanala as well as Fiddler on the Roof and Pirates of Penzance for which she won a Naledi Awards for best original choreography. She has loved collaborating on this project with her ‘same brain’ friend Namisa Mdlalose as well as her brilliant casting director, voice artist and actor husband, Richard Lothian. We may not have our stages or our sets but we can still make magic.