"The piece is full of clever and beautiful things; the early scenes proceed almost in convulsions of orchestral brilliance within a marvellously clear and animated world whose chief references, sometimes explicit, are to Ravel and Stravinsky. The scene with the pig is deliciously rich in bass gruntings; that with the milkman cat mixes Marx brohters dialogue with a sophisticated recreation of low musical gags."

Paul Griffiths, The Times, 6 August 1985