The City Reviews

Herald Scotland – Phil Miller – 7 May 2008

Chris, a brilliant, razor-edged Benedict Cumberbatch,

The Telegraph – Charles Spencer – 1 May 2008

Benedict Cumberbatch, Hattie Morahan and Amanda Hale give exemplary, subtly nuanced performances

The Independent – Charles Taylor – 1 May 2008

Benedict Cumberbatch is excellent as the husband.

The Guardian – Michael Billington – 30 April 2008thecitycrimp

Benedict Cumberbatch and Hattie Morahan are also impeccably fraught as Chris and Clair…

The Stage – Aleks Sierz – 30 April 2008

As Chris and Clair, Benedict Cumberbatch and Hattie Morahan combine a luminous presence with notes of distinctly dark unease…

Whats on Stage – Michael Coveney – 30 April 2008

A marriage between a translator, Clair (bewitching Hattie Morahan), and a city type, Chris (brilliant emotional twitcher Benedict Cumberbatch)

Music OMH – Natasha Tripney

As Christopher and Clair, Benedict Cumberbatch and Hattie Morahan give excellent performances

Curtain Up – Lizzie Loveridge

Benedict Cumberbatch and Hattie Morahan are excellent as the couple whose life is starting to disconnect.

British Theatre Guide – Philip Fisher

Thanks to two beautifully judged central performances, strongly supported; and enough mystery to keep viewers intrigued, The City is a rather compelling, if incredibly tangential, miniature of life in the arty classes.