[updated 19 March 2011]
"...the performance of the evening comes from Rosamund Pike in the title role, growing from a submissive young wife with a romantic view of her debauched husband into case-hardened maturity, giving breathtaking power and urgency to the final scenes."
"...the excellent Rosamund Pike exudes radiant spiritual devotion..."
"...Rosamund Pike is quietly compelling as the devoted Madame de Sade; she has a near-radiant quality at times..."
"...[Frances Barber, Deborah Findlay and Judi Dench are] all acted off the stage by Rosamund Pike, who should earn an Olivier for her performance in the impossible role of de Sade's missus. Whether elegantly draped in eighteenth century silks, as here, or prancing around the stage in the altogether, as she did in Hitchcock Blonde a few years ago at the Royal Court, Pike is sensationally beautiful. If there were ever any doubts about the fact that her acting is just as sensational, there won't be after this role."
The Telegraph [link]
Loose Ends, Radio 4 (available until 28 March) [link]
whatsonstage/Johan Persson [link]