Whatthebutlersaw 031013

What the Butler Saw Reviews

Morgan-Wixson Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

85 ratings
2.5 average rating
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153 reviews
485 stars
attended May 18 2013

Well done by Morgan-Wixson, as usual. Joe Orton wrote this comedy in 1966 yet the satire rings true today, especially his take on the medical establishment, the government, religion and, of course, sex.

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30 reviews
4 stars
attended May 25 2013

Stupid, not funny and horrible acing. Other than that it was perfect.

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29 reviews
4 stars
attended May 04 2013

Did not find it very funny. Seats were on the side but OK. Small theater so not really a bad seat anywhere. Parking easy at a nearby city parking lot.

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27 reviews
5 stars
attended May 17 2013

This production was abysmal! The fault probably lies largely with the director, who had the actors all facing out to deliver their lines to the audience rather than the people on stage who they were supposedly talking to. (The actors probably...continued

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended May 17 2013

Great play, great venue, we all enjoyed it!!

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended May 17 2013

I laughed so hard my belly hurt. First time to visit this theatre and I will be back.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 17 2013

What this audience member did not see....1. a butler, 2. something funny that that butler might have seen, 3. scenery without teethmarks on it, 4. good acting and directing. I found it painful and cringeworthy and left at the intermission. Sorry,...continued

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117 reviews
21 stars
attended May 05 2013

very ridiculous and very funny...we really enjoyed the show!

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65 reviews
216 stars
attended May 24 2013

Good work by all actors at pacing. Nice set & costumes. Director held things together well. One problem was that the stage was too big for this show, as was the set. Overall, a good time was had by all.

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63 reviews
17 stars
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50 reviews
1 stars
attended May 25 2013

Very good play. Keeps you laughing in this traditional farce. Venue is very nice, established theater.

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43 reviews
65 stars
attended May 04 2013

I liked the play, but my husband had a difficult time with the accents of the cast.

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41 reviews
12 stars
attended May 19 2013

The cast was great and really gave it their best, but the show fell short...to say it nicely. British humor is not everyone's "cup of tea," and it certaintly wasn't for this crowd. We made it through Act 1 without a single laugh. Ouch!

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40 reviews
72 stars
attended May 04 2013

could not attend, gave tickets away to friends

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23 reviews
23 stars
attended May 18 2013

Had a great theater experience. The box office opens at 7:30 p.m. (half hour before the show starts). They should open the box office at 7 p.m. so that the line to get tickets isn't so long. ALSO: they originally gave me seats that were occupy...continued

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21 reviews
0 stars
attended May 26 2013

It's a very good play, very funny lines. Several people said that it was too slow, the pacing was off, but I think they problem was lack of tension and intensity. The best performance was Frank Weidner as "Nicholas Beckett" - he played the part...continued

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21 reviews
38 stars
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20 reviews
11 stars
attended May 03 2013

Goldstar's service was outstanding, as always. I thought that the theater was lovely and that the play was clever and funny. It was fast-paced and rather intellectual, which I appreciate; and I had to stay alert to catch all of the irony and...continued

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18 reviews
1 stars
attended May 03 2013

Theatre was too warm even for an evening show.
Plot was confusing. Had nothing to do with a "Butler".
Acting was subpar except for the actor playing the constable.
Almost walked out at intermission

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16 reviews
6 stars
attended May 05 2013

only policemen is up to the level of play

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