By Emily Beecher


The REcreate Agency & Grace Dickson Productions

Supported by The Pleasance and Arts Council England

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 invitation to a Christmas party sends her spiralling. Summer Camp for Broken People by Emily Beecher is a deeply personal show about sexual violence, motherhood, mental health and, ultimately, love.

This autobiographical, one-woman show, based on writings while Emily was at a psychiatric hospital, shines a light into the darkest of places. It’s a bold, brave and empowering show about how mental illness infects our lives, our capacity for pain and what it takes to put a shattered spirit back together.

Performed at Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2nd – 27th August 2023

Creative Team & Cast

Writer/Performer Emily Beecher
Alternate Performer Charlie Coletta
Director Christa Harris
Set and Costume Designer Libby Todd
Sound Designer Nicola T Chang
Video and Projection Designer Dan Light
Lighting Designer/Stage Manager Stacey Nurse
Associate Director Michelle Payne
Associate Designer Ana Webb Sanchez
Vocal Coach Julie Stirman
Producer Reece McMahon, The REcreate Agency
Producer Grace Dickson, Grace Dickson Productions
Associate Producer Bobby Harding, The REcreate Agency
Assistant Producer Rory Thomas-Howes, Grace Dickson Productions

Key Art Guy J Sanders
Photography Alex Brenner