Awards and Reviews
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Best Ensemble award winner.14th Naledi Theatre Awards Ceremony. 2016.
‘TAU’

Best Costume Design Nominee.14th Naledi Theatre Award Ceremony.2016.’TAU’

13th Annual Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Ensemble Award Winner.2015
“Lepatata”

13th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Costume Design Nominee 2015
“Crepuscule”

11th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Costume Design nominee 2014.
“Pale Natives”

  • 11th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Costume Design nominee.2013.
    “Nongongo”
  • 11th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Emerging Voices nominee.2013.
  • 8th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Costume Design Nominee.2010.
    ‘Songs Of Migration’
  • 7th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Costume Design Winner.2009.
    ‘Brer Rabbit’
  • 7th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards.South Africa.Best Costume Design Nominee.2009.
    ‘The Fat Black Women Sing’
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  • Flare,Young Female Directors Forum

    The set at The Lab was cleverly conceptualised by The Market’s design intern,Noluthando Lobese.
    Adrienne Sichel, The Star Tonight.2008

  • MacBeki

    The costumes by Noluthando Lobese are key to the imaginative depth of characters.

    Mary Jordan,Business day.14 April 2009.

  • And The Girls in Their Sunday Dresses

    The costuming by Noluthando Lobese is highly appropriate,evocative of the distinctions are distinct.

    Moira de Swardt,Artslink.18 July 2010.

  • Sunjata

    The costumes are simple,eclectic and effective.Who would have thought of putting an African king into a bustle?

    Moira de Swardt,Artslink.27 January 2011.

  • Sizwe Banzi is Dead

    The play is set in the era where the formality lingered and the costuming finds itself appropriate to the period for suited Sizwe and the white coated Styles.

    Moira de Swardt,Artslink.17 January 2011.

  • Heidi Hoffer,World by design blogger.
    The decision to put Sizwe in an earth coloured double breasted suit was a stroke of genius.
  • The Fairy Queen(Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

    Noluthando Lobese’s lavish ‘bling’ costumes.

    Thys Odendaal,Beeld.27 March 2012

    Thando Lobese’s costumes translate Shakespeare’s tale into contemporary setting of convention,cruelty,confusion and transfiguration.

    Di Sparks.03 September 2012

  • Woza Albert

    The costumes by Noluthando Lobese greatly enhance the characters,whether its a cemetery janitor or an old Mama foraging through a dustbin.

    Lesley Stones,Artslink.12 January 2012.

  • Trapped
    Freedom to be free?

    Shimmering costumes that hint a reptilien,insectivorous world of bling.Actors shrouded by masks of lace.
    A set that suggests a subterranean world where the shadows that hide behind our carefully manufactured facades reside.
    -Theresa Edlmann-Cue online.07 July 2012.

  • Little Foot
    Ancient history and Ancestral memory merge the past with the present.

    Neil Coppen creature costumes with Noluthando Lobese are a wonder to behold.
    -Nigel Vermass-Cue online.07 July 2012.

  • Pale Natives
    Noluthando Lobese’s Impressive clubhouse add to the impact of the production.
    -Peter Feldman.Artslink,14 April 2014.
  • Cooking with Elisa
    Stunning set and atmospheric costumes by Noluthando Lobese.
    - Diane de Beer.Tonight.22 July 2014.