SHAME – The Musical

by Kirsten Fuchs and David Pagan

PREMIERE: 24.02.2024

JES goes musical – with everything that goes with it: soulful songs, a pop band, a large cast and an elaborate dance choreography.

We ask: how can we start a conversation about the social construct of shame? How does this feeling influence our personal development and the way we deal with our bodies and sexuality?

Five performers and a band meet on the big stage and tell, sing and perform a musical written exclusively for JES. And just like any real musical, it will be loud, colourful, emotional and embarrassing.

In cooperation with the Popakademie Mannheim, which has put together a pop band from its students, and the PH Ludwigsburg, whose students are developing the educational program.

Supported by Fonds Jupiter Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation

*AI: Artificial Intelligence

Accessibility for people with visual impairments

For people with visual impairments, we offer regular performances of “Shame – The Musical” with guided tactile tours and live audio description.

The tactile tour takes place in the stage area approximately one hour before the performance begins. Here you can feel parts of the stage set, props and costume pieces. The actors introduce themselves and describe themselves. In addition, particularly visual scenes of the production are described.

With audio description, the stage set, costumes and the visible course of the action are made accessible to people with visual impairments via live description. The explanations and descriptions are spoken live during the performance. The commentaries are received via transmitters with headphones.

Performance dates with live audio description suitable for children:
Friday, 01.03.24 – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, 02.03.24 – 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are always available for people who require audio description. Even if the performance is sold out in the webshop, you can still reserve tickets by e-mail:

For better planning, please register for the audio description and/or the tactile tour. By mail to



17.07.2024 18:00 Uhr

mit Audiodeskription und Tastführung



18.07.2024 11:00 Uhr

mit Audiodeskription und Tastführung



19.07.2024 11:00 Uhr

mit Audiodeskription und Tastführung