“After a few warm-up revues in the last years, the Palast has now struck gold.
Its latest spectacle, The One, is an orgy of colour and style with costumes by French fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier. ‘It’s been such a fabulous experience, I just love it,’ said an ecstatic Mr Gaultier on opening night. ’As a boy I dreamed of designing a revue and now it has finally happened.’ […] And then the show explodes into life, with the ruined theatre now a location for a colourful underground rave-cum-fashion show. To thumping, catchy music by Daniel Behrens, a massive cast spreads out before the audience’s eyes like a Gaultier gourmet. Each a unique character, they are wearing outfits that run from drugged-up Disney villainesses to Village People tribute acts. […] Just as your eyes adjust to the opulence, each scene is succeeded by another, including dizzyingly inventive scenes by Berlin-based Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon. A veteran of Germany’s dance world, who most recently worked in Moscow’s Bolshoi, she embraced The One to get a taste of the ‘Palast’ revolution from the inside. (Derek Scally, The Irish Times)


Friedrichstadt Palast, Berlin, Germany
Premiere: 06.10.2016

Choreography: Marguerite Donlon, Brian Friedman, Alexandra Georgieva, Craig Revel Horwood, Ronald Savković
Music: Daniel Behrens, Christan Lohr, Gregor Meyle, Maya Singh, KT Tunstall
Stage: Roland Welke, Jan Wünsche, Stage One UK
Costumes: Jean Paul Gaultier
Light: Peter Morse
Video: Marc Vidal
Photos: Sven Darmer