Dracula: Mina's Reckoning

Aberdeen, Glasgow, Stirling, Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh, Coventry and Liverpool

2 Sep - 28 Oct | Scottish Tour, Liverpool & Coventry


Protect your loved ains fae the claws o' a beast

Under the buzzing lights of a psychiatric hospital in Aberdeenshire in 1897, Mina Murray recounts her encounters with the most terrifying of beasts: Dracula. A throng of patients listen with bated breath as they are transported to a world where immortality and ultimate power is possible, even for women - but with terrible consequences...

Not for the faint-hearted, Morna Pearson’s adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic tale is filled with her trademark humour and taste for the strange and grotesque. This breathtaking gothic production transposes the action to Scotland amid the wild beauty of the landscapes of the north east which originally inspired the novel. With an all-women and non-binary ensemble cast we witness the addiction, intoxication, and empowerment of Mina.

Miss this contemporary re-telling at your peril...

A uniquely Scottish version of the Bram Stoker classic.

Written by Morna Pearson
Directed by Sally Cookson

Conceived by Morna Pearson and Sally Cookson
Story by Morna Pearson, Sally Cookson and Rosie Kellagher
Additional material devised by the Company

National Theatre of Scotland and Aberdeen Performing Arts in association with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.

Corporate Sponsor Pinsent Masons

Header Image by Laurence Winram

5 Stars

Intense, fast-paced and sensational

The Scotsman

4 Stars

Cookson’s staging is frankly incredible

The Stage

4 Stars

An extraordinary, feminist coup de théâtre.

The Telegraph

4 Stars

Big, bold production.

The Herald

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