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
Intense, fast-paced and sensational
Cookson’s staging is frankly incredible
An extraordinary, feminist coup de théâtre.
Big, bold production.
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Morna PearsonCreator / Writer (After Bram Stoker)
Sally CooksonCreator / Director
Kenneth MacLeodSet and Costume Designer
Vicki MandersonMovement Director
Aideen MaloneLighting Designer
Lewis den HertogVideo Designer
Simone Pereira Hind CDGCasting Director
Anna DawsonCasting Director
Catherine KingBSL Performance Interpreter
Yvonne StrainBSL Performance Interpreter
Becca ChadderAssociate Director
Jo Cameron BrownDialect Coach
Jess WilliamsAssociate Movement Director
EmmaClaire BrightlynFight Director
- Dracula Mina's Reckoning | Audience Reactions
- Dracula: Mina's Reckoning | Renfield Monologue
- Dracula | Dracula in 60 seconds
- Dracula: Mina's Reckoning | In Conversation with
- Dracula: Mina's Reckoning | Teaser Trailer