Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show (London)
Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show (London)
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Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show (London) London Reviews and Tickets

86%
(30 Reviews)
Positive
90%
Mixed
3%
Negative
7%
Members say
Entertaining, Great staging, Raunchy, Delightful, Absorbing

About the Show

A celebration of the work of Jean Paul Gaultier which includes stories of his rise to success.

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Member Reviews (30)

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38 Reviews | 1 Follower
42
Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you like to see queer culture presented in a way straight people perceive

Don't see it if you expect a clear narrative flow connecting collections and something innovative.

30 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You wanna see something different and new

Don't see it if You need to know what to expect at all times, this wont give u that

25 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if absolutely fabulous a bombardment on the sense's in a fantastic way

Don't see it if if you don't like camp, gay , gender neutral performances

25 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Epic, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if I absolutely loved this show from arrival to the venue I honestly did not what to expect but what was delivered was amazing .It was so slick

Don't see it if You are easily shocked /don’t like nudity or if your expecting anything “normal “ what ever that is also if you don’t like 1980s music

21 Reviews | 1 Follower
30
Uncomfortable, Grotesque, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you like to watch soft core porn

Don't see it if you want a story you can follow.At first it feels like a Moulin Rouge spectacle then it just becomes softcore porn & is confusing.Left early

15 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Raunchy, Indulgent, Great staging, Epic, Delightful

See it if You're open-minded and enjoy experiencing something different. You enjoy sparkly, flashy, over the top show 🤩

Don't see it if You're easily offended by nudity, gay & sexual content. You expect a story.

13 Reviews | 1 Follower
94
Refreshing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you have any interest in fashion. The show is a dazzling step into the mind of fashions Enfant Terrible.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity or sense of a semi-sexaual nature

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love fashion, remember the 70s and 80s

Don't see it if You don’t like pop music and easily offended by some nudity

Critic Reviews (11)

WhatsOnStage
July 25th, 2022

"There are a few moments that don't fully ignite but not enough to dampen a red hot hit show that sweeps the audience along on a tidal wave of excitement, opulence and sheer fabulousness. It was long before the interval that the question in my head went from "yes, but is it theatre?" to "how many times can I come back and experience this thing before it closes?" It's a blast."
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
July 20th, 2022

“Jean Paul Gaultier lifts the corset to relive an exhilarating life through Fashion Freak Show, and brings all of us along for the ride. And what a mesmerising and beguiling journey it is.”
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The Times (UK)
July 20th, 2022

"What you’re likely to take away from this giddy, excessive and agreeably self-glorifying stage party is Gaultier’s wildly creative, knockout designs and his ebullient and liberating embrace of beauty and difference."
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The London Evening Standard
July 25th, 2019
For a previous production

Part cabaret, part catwalk show, designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s stage autobiography is massively self-indulgent but also kind of fabulous...basically two hours of hot-bodied dancer-singer-exhibitionists posing and vogueing...'
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The Telegraph (UK)
July 25th, 2019
For a previous production

Colourful, kitsch and OTT...If there’s a take-away inspiration here, it lies in the refusal to censor, cover up, turn prude.'
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WhatsOnStage
July 31st, 2019
For a previous production

Featuring every bell and whistle imaginable (and they're only the ones attached to Gaultier's costumes), this is a two-hour deep-dive into one of the most influential designers of the last 50 years.'
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The Stage (UK)
July 25th, 2019
For a previous production

Above all, the Fashion Freak Show captures the unapologetic fun of fashion and how this world has at times been a haven for people – particularly gay men – who didn’t fit in elsewhere.'
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The Times (UK)
July 25th, 2019
For a previous production

...slick, bouncy and extravagant production is an ideal summertime confection... Artfully balanced between frivolity and titillation, the show’s mix of cabaret and catwalk is a lot of fun if also a mite self-indulgent.'
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