Dracula (stage version)
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848420298Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780013428Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 1985

Dracula (stage version)

By Bram Stoker Adapted by Liz Lochhead

Paperback £9.99£7.99

EPUB £9.99£7.99

Acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead's Dracula stays refreshingly close to Bram Stoker's classic novel.

Asked to adapt it by the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, she immersed herself in the book. 'After a sleepless night,' she writes in the Introduction, 'my hair was standing on end, what with the mad Renfield in his lunatic asylum eating flies and playing John the Baptist to his coming master… and with Lucy's description of her "dream" of flying with the red-eyed one above the lighthouse at Whitby, and Jonathan's "dream" of the three Vampire Brides' advances upon him and of their being repelled at the last minute by the furious Dracula…

'This was before I'd even got to the abducted children or "the loving hand" of Lucy's fiancé staking her through the heart… or that shocking rape-like bit where, with Mina's newly-wed husband Jonathan asleep in a flushed stupor by her side, Dracula, at her throat, takes his fill of her life's-blood…

'Still, what really attracted me to the story was Rule One for becoming a vampire-victim: "First of all you have to invite him in."'

Liz Lochhead's stage adaptation of Dracula was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1985.

Ideal for schools and drama groups, this Dracula is all the more chilling for the respect it shows for Stoker's original nightmare creation.

Press Quotes

'Despite remaining faithful to Bram Stoker's original, Lochhead's version grapples with contemporary preoccupations: gender roles, the horrors of the 20th century, the battles between faith and reason, madness and sanity, democracy and aristocracy... an erudite revisiting of a primal myth'

The Stage
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848420298Publication Date:
14 May 2009
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780013428Publication Date:
10 Apr 2014
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Liz Lochhead:

Miseryguts & Tartuffe
Educating Agnes
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Blood and Ice
Medea (Theatre Babel version)
Thebans
Miseryguts
Tartuffe
Good Things
Cuba
Quelques Fleurs
Perfect Days
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Thon Man Molière

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
One of the greatest horror stories of all time, in a stage adaptation that sticks closely to Mary Shelley's original...
A superb adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's famous story of the unassuming Dr Jekyll and his dark alter-ego Mr Hy...
A biographical play about Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. Premiered by Shared Experience.
A dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, based on the acclaimed novel and film.
A comic retelling of the story of Dracula, from John Nicholson and Exeter-based theatre company Le Navet Bet...
A radical re-imagining by playwright Evan Placey of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale, written for the National Y...