“Ceaselessly inventive… giddy, excessive … liberating embrace of beauty and difference.”
"It looks astonishing and is unlike any other experience on offer at the moment, spectacularly stylish, energetic, fun, sexy, unique"
"A rambunctious, high-fashion spectacle"
"A red hot hit show that sweeps the audience along on a tidal wave of excitement, opulence and sheer fabulousness… It's a blast."
"A spectacle worthy of the Folies Bergère - we don't often get Vegas style extraganzas in London, still less one with its roots in European cabaret and French sensibility, but this show makes a good case for a few more"
"There is no greater fun to be had in London right now than this fabulously OTT stage show written and directed by the legendary fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier that traces his life through music, dance and, of course, clothes. From teddy bears with conical bras to Antoine de Caunes dressed as the Queen and endless outre outfits, it's a wild ride - and offers a rare kind of theatrical euphoria" -
“This is fashion dressed to its craziest nines and then stripped bare, a reflection of the many facets of the man himself… This is undoubtedly a party for fashion lovers and a fitting celebration of a unique and special talent.”
"Wildly, joyfully and imaginatively over the top! This musical spectacle constantly blows the audience away with its inventiveness and daring"
"Jaw-droppingly sensational, as wonderfully weird as you would hope, it really is absolutely fabulous."
★ ★ ★ ★
"The costumes and choreography are spectacular. Gaultier created over a hundred outfits for this production and, married to Marion Motin’s effusive dance numbers, the effect is explosive"
“the show is a glorious tableau of an extraordinary life and career”
“Fashion Freak Show” is irrefutably unmissable. “What you’re seeing tonight is my childhood dream” speaks the man himself. It is safe to say that this show is everybody’s
dream. Go and live it!"
"WOW. What a fantastic production!!! It has everything – drama, fashion, burlesque, comedy, all packaged into an incredible sound, light & video package the like of which hasn’t been seen before in London. Beg, steal, just get a ticket! This is a stunning must-see show!"
“a thrill-scape of wild costumes… impressive use of technology… visually rich fashion explosion … with people literally gasping all around me”
“Camp, life-affirming and great fun. It is Jean Paul Gaultier offering himself with love and a big wink. Just enjoy it!”
"Fashion Freak Show is a full-blown stage spectacle featuring iconic couture as a vehicle for dance, circus, clown, burlesque and video. This is a visceral experience not to be missed!”
"Jean Paul’s Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show is a hot romp with a flawless, banging soundtrack featuring Grace Jones, George Michael & Chic. A slick, erotic circus that takes the catwalk and injects it with the high production values of arena gig”
“The choreography by Marion Motin is spectacular. The precision of the moves, in such tight sync with the beats delivers dramatic shapes that put the clothes in the spotlight. The almost violent execution of the poses brings the visceral thrill of seeing bodies as instruments.”
Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant, and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is set to shake up London this summer when his stunning creation, Fashion Freak Show – 50 years of pop culture through the eyes of fashion’s enfant terrible – takes up residence at the Roundhouse.
“Fashion Freak Show’s production truly is an exciting visual display of fashion, dance and circus, and the production values which support it are spectacular”
"The worlds of burlesque art, fashion and fetish sex are fused to a level that could only come from the creative genius of JPG. A must see! An incredible piece. A stunning, visual extravagance. Bizarrely beautiful and chic. Sexy. Mind-blowing. Perfection."
"Chaotic magic, the casting is superb - performers with the aching beauty of models, the sexy and sinuous moves of dancers, and the aerial skills of circus performers creates a thumping sensuous energy."
“Freakishly-funky, frivolously-fripperous, fabulously-flamboyant, fragrant and fantastic — it’s everything a fun-loving fashionista could dream of”
“a wildly entertaining show and well worth watching”
“a feast for the eyes”
"No other stage show in London has costumes that could even come close to rival those of Fashion Freak Show, which falls somewhere between catwalk extravaganza, revue and cabaret, with a hint of circus and a heavy dose of the outlandish. We’re told we’re going inside the mind of Jean Paul Gaultier, and it’s just as wild as you might imagine. Raunchy, sensual, unabashed... and plenty of flesh on display."
"A blast, an explosion of loud colours and unrestrained sexual energy, Fashion Freak Show will keep you hot and flustered all night long! "
“Uplifting and visually glorious, this ‘freak show’ is also just plain old fun. It is profoundly sexy... On one hand, it’s like going to a blockbuster art exhibition in which all the work comes to you. …On the other hand, it offers every impulse and imperative to dance and no one will stop you – so get your freak on. As the maestro himself exhorts, ‘Embrace your freak. Le freak, c’est chic.’”
"Sensational and outrageous, an exciting and erotic assault on the senses... a truly amazing theatrical experience that will be talked about for years!"
"Fashion Freak Show has to have five fabulous stars from the theatre site that doesn’t do stars!"
“Entertaining, sexy, and fabulously unique! Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show is not to be missed”
"A wild and funny show that never takes itself too seriously, it is everything and more you would expect from the original Enfant Terrible of Fashion - gratuitous, bright, loud"
"There really isn't anything else on in London quite this, I can guarantee that you'll leave with a smile on your face"
"Dazzling, ravishing, a dynamic extravaganza of creativity"