Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show (London)
Ends Aug 28
Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show (London)
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Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion Freak Show (London) London Reviews and Tickets

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(15 Reviews)
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93%
Mixed
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Entertaining, Raunchy, Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious

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 (15)

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23 Reviews | 0 Followers
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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

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
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

11 Reviews | 0 Followers
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

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Epic, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love fashion , beauty, love and cabaret

Don't see it if You are racist , sexist , homophobic Infact anyone that has any prejudice is not welcome here xx #loveislove

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
65
Slightly cringey in parts, Great staging, Confusing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love camp, JPG and his fashion. I'd pay again just to see the menswear runway itself! Emulates his tv show Eurotrash in a new, fun way.

Don't see it if You despise confusing narratives or occasional cringey unfunny comedic moments.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
95
Must see, Celebratory, Visually stunning, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if If you enjoy fashion, costume design, clubbing, dance, cabaret, revue shows or biographical / historical theatre.

Don't see it if You're afraid of nudity, sex or gay people.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
92
Edgy, Great staging, Hilarious, Riveting, Raunchy

See it if If you have a taste for edgy fashion and flamboyant spectacle and if you are open minded then this is the show for you. I loved it

Don't see it if If you don’t like Madonna then this show would not appeal to you

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
91
Relevant, Refreshing, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love fashion and music and great displays of theatrical performance at its best.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate amazing entertainment!

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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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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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 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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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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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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