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 2008
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.