Butlers and Bridesmaids (Radio Play)

A thrilling tale of suspense, deception and a touch of enchantment! Love is in the air as everyone is eagerly awaiting that special day when deep, dark secrets are suddenly revealed as the bride and groom arrive at the bride’s family estate. What mysteries are held in the sprawling mansion? What part will the bridesmaids play? And is it all just a rousing way of welcoming the soon-to-be newlyweds? The Butler is back in a murder-mystery radio play featuring last year’s Ovation Award-winning ‘Butlers’ cast who each play a variety of eccentric characters. This entertaining production will keep you on the edge of your seat right until the final scene… So tune in to the gripping radio play at this year’s vFringe where SOUND allows you to be immersed in a story where your own imagination is part of the experience! Don’t miss it!

  • Ticket Price: R40.00
  • Genre: Other
  • Duration (minutes): 40mins
  • Ages: PG13
  • Release Date: July 26, 2021 16:30 - August 31, 2021 23:59
  • Language: English



Written and directed by, Justin Wilkinson
Sound design and editing, CJ Bergh
Featuring the voice talents of, Elizabeth van Vuuren, Marilize du Plessis, Jos Nel and Justin Wilkinson


Elizabeth studied drama at the University of Stellenbosch, and continued to do her Honours degree, specializing in directing. She also works in the industry as a hair and makeup stylist, and has recently done a number of international advertisements. Since graduating, Elizabeth has been part of multiple theatre productions that were showcased at festivals across the country, including Woordfees, Suidoosterfees and the National Arts Festival. She recently made her TV debut on the South African soapie, Suidooster and actively works on creating quality entertainment across multiple platforms.

Marilize is an actor with 4 years of formal training at Stellenbosch University. She has a love for theatre and has been part of some notable performances in festivals around the country and also has 6 years of experience working in the radio industry. In 2021, Marilize decided to use her time to further her training at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. She is grateful to have the ability to perform with such amazing South African talent and be part of the National Arts Festival once again!

From a young age, Jos had a burning passion for theatre, ever since the first grade where he competed in poetry recitation at the Tygerberg Eisteddfod. Later, he won several ATKV-tienertoneel awards and has starred in a number of ‘Butlers’ productions at the National Arts Festival, including the Ovation award-winning ‘Butlers and Billionaires’. In 2019, he played Aslan in the Playhouse Theatre production of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and has also been an extra on the international TV series, ‘Black Sails’. In 2020, Jos completed his degree in Psychology and currently works as an English editor for Pixelogic.

CJ is a sound designer, editor and music composer. He has created music and sound for a number of South African theatre and dance productions, video games, short films and documentaries. He has achieved distinctions in Musicology and Sound Engineering and is currently working towards his Master’s degree. When he is not studying or tinkering with a new musical instrument, CJ teaches music to all age groups and also performs in multiple music groups, from jazz to rock.

Justin has been actively involved in theatre for almost 30 years. Having studied at both UCT and UNISA, he has written and directed numerous sell-out comedy shows and is a familiar face at the National Arts Festival. He regularly MC’s corporate events, does work as a voice over artist and even had a brief spell as a radio presenter. In addition, he also serves as a creative consultant on a number of projects and even finds time to serve as a mentor to up-and coming actors in the industry. This year is Justin’s 23rd consecutive year of participation in the Festival Fringe and he is thrilled to be back!