Weird play, this one. You never quite know what’s going on with Martin Crimp. This play is a companion piece to one named The Country, which we saw at the Royal Court in the summer of 2000 and rated as “very good”.
The Country was also weird, but The City was, I think, even weirder. Short play, though. I seem to recall it got us talking and thinking, which is good.
A young Benedict Cumberbatch, still emerging as a star, was in this one. Hattie Morahan and Amanda Hale were also very good in it.
- Whatsonstage.com did a good roundup of reviews – click here;
- Michael Billington really liked it and describes the play well – click here;
- Paul Taylor in the Independent perhaps less sure, but equally assured at describing the play/production – click here.