Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show

Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up Paris once again by inventing a new kind of entertainment lying somewhere between a revue and a fashion show.

In this extraordinary production, actors, dancers and circus artists take to the stage and play outlandish, passionate, larger than life, rude, sexy, sassy creatures and personalities.  As author, director and set designer, Jean Paul Gaultier takes a look at our times in both an extravagant and tender way and invites us behind the scenes into his world filled with excess, poetry and magic.

From his childhood to his early career, from his greatest fashion shows to the wild nights in Le Palace or London, Jean Paul Gaultier shares his journal of the times and pays tribute to those who have inspired him in film (Pedro Almodovar, Lu Besson), music (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Myléne Farmer) and dance (Règine Chopinot, Angelin Prejlocaj).

In this show, presented like a grand party, Jean Paul Gaultier will surprise yet again.  For this occasion, he designed tens of new exclusive outfits to incorporate within an exuberant scenography – without forgetting to invite his most iconic creations!

To carry through with this project, he collaborated with the best in their field such as actress, scriptwriter and director Tonie Marshall, who co-directs the show, and Marion Motin (Madonna, Christine and the Queens, Stromae, RESISTE, the musical…) for choreography.

From disco to funk, from pop to rock and also new wave and punk, the Fashion Freak Show is an explosive playlist of hits that have inspired the artists throughout his life.  A great festive moment to enjoy irresponsibly!

Fashion Freak Show had it’s UK premiere at London’s Southbank this Summer, to great audience and critic acclaim.

*Fashion Freak Show is produced by Thierry Suc of TS3. RGM are the international producers.

Synopsis

The scandalous new musical revue charting the life and times of one of the world’s most famous fashion designers opened at the Folies Bergère in October 2018.  With music by Nile Rodgers.

Reviews

Don't miss this show!

Madonna

A fabulous fiesta of fabric and flesh… a positive, celebratory fashionista extravaganza that’s a lot of fun.

Guardian * * * *

An exuberant celebration.

The Stage * * * *

The two-hour-something raucous revue is hard to define and absolutely impossible to pigeonhole. It simply is a must-see.

Broadway World * * * * *

Slick, bouncy and extravagant.

The Times * * * *

Funny, pacy, sexy and fabulously French… opulent, decadent and a fabulous antidote to the woes of the world.

The Arts Desk * * * * *

It makes everything else on the London stage look like it's clad top to toe in beige.

Daily Telegraph * * * *

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Book your tickets to see Jean Paul Gaultier's Fashion Freak Show at the Folies Bergere here

Tickets for London Southbank in July 2019 can be booked here

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