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Summer Camp for Broken People

Summer Camp for Broken People

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

SUMMER CAMP FOR BROKEN PEOPLE is proudly supported by Arts Council England.

Image Credit: Guy J Sanders

Dates / Venues

2nd – 27th August
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall

Premiering at The Pleasance London

9th May – 20th May 2023


Writer / Performer: Emily Beecher
Alternate Performer: Charlie Coletta

Emily will be performing on 10th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 20th May; Charlie will be performing on 9th, 13th, 16th, 17th May.

Director: Christa Harris
Set & Costume Design: Libby Todd
Sound Design: Nicola T Chang
Video & Projection Design: Dan Light
Lighting Designer / Stage Manager: Stacey Nurse
Associate Director: Michelle Payne
Associate Designer: Ana Webb Sanchez
Vocal Coach: Julie Stirman
Produced by Reece McMahon, The REcreate Agency & Grace Dickson, Grace Dickson Productions
Associate Producer: Bobby Harding, The REcreate Agency