Hedda Gabler Reviews

Cumberbatchweb – Review of screening at V&A – 2012


Music OMH – Gareth Webb – 6 August 2005

Cumberbatch (so excellent in the BBC’s recent Hawking and To The Ends Of The Earth) captures George’s fussy and academic persona brilliantly.

The Stage – John Thaxter – 5 June 2005

Benedict Cumberbatch as husband Tesman gives a beautifully turned performance…

Financial Times – Sarah Hemming – 31 May 2005

Add very good performances from Gillian Raine as the interfering aunt, Benedict Cumberbatch as the drab husband…


Whats on Stage – Mark Shenton – 23 May 2005

Benedict Cumberbatch and Iain Glen also make strong contributions as Hedda’s husband and confidante respectively. 

The Independent – Paul Taylor – 21 March 2005

The production is superlatively cast.

The Telegraph – Charles Spencer – 17 March 2005

Benedict Cumberbatch memorably captures both the infatuated love and the moral cowardice of Hedda’s second-rate academic of a husband

The Guardian – Michael Billington – 17 March 2005

Thus Benedict Cumberbatch’s excellent Tesman is not some slippered pantaloon but a youthful scholar who takes his work seriously.