Summer Camp For Broken People is a dark comedy about rape, losing your mind and finding yourself.
After a violent sexual assault, a 40-something single mum thinks she’s ‘fine’ until an unexpected email sends her spiralling into a serious mental health crisis. This semi-autobiographical one-woman show is based on diary entries, letters and essays written during time in a psychiatric hospital.
Summer Camp For Broken People, a new show by Emily Beecher, shines a light into the darkest of places. It’s a bold, brave show about how mental illness infects our lives, our capacity for pain and, ultimately, what it takes to put a shattered spirit back together.
Press and reviews for previous work:
‘An expertly crafted show’ West End Wilma
★★★★ ‘Heartwarming, funny & deeply honest…a frank and relatable story’ Independent
‘Emily Beecher’s lyrics were deft, sharp and filled with rapid-fire wit. As was Emily Beecher in person.’ Number 9
★★★★ ‘A laugh out loud and heart clenching musical. A true rollercoaster of emotions.’ Small House Big Trips