Geographic Locations of Significance to Bram Stoker
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Cruden Bay, Scotland
Mike Shepherd & Dacre Stoker
Experience Transylvania 2022 Tour Highlights
Manchester – Our 2022 tour congregates in Manchester due to the airport’s convenient location.
London – Bram moved to London in 1878 and worked as manager of Henry Irving’s Lyceum Theater until 1904. Bram, his wife Florence (née Balcombe), and their son, lived at several addresses in London as did several members of both extended families.
Whitby- Bram visited this Yorkshire coastal village in the summer of 1890. The gothic atmosphere inspired him to set chapters six, seven, and eight of Dracula in Whitby.
Edinburgh – Edinburgh’s new Lyceum Theater opened 10 September 1883 with Much Ado About Nothing, performed by the London Lyceum Theatre‘s company which included Manager, Bram Stoker and starred Henry Irving and Ellen Terry
Cruden Bay - Bram spent at least thirteen summer holidays on the Aberdeenshire coast between 1893 and 1910. He wrote parts of Dracula while in Cruden Bay and set "The Mystery of the Sea" (1902) and "The Watters' Mou’" (1895) in this small fishing village.
Glasgow - The Theatre Royal Glasgow is the city’s oldest theatre and the longest-running theatre in Scotland. Opening as the Royal Colosseum & Opera House in 1867, its name changed to the Theatre Royal in 1869, during the heyday of theatres and music halls in Glasgow. In November 1878, Bram Stoker made his debut at the Theatre Royal, working for Henry Irving.
We look forward to including Clontarf, Dublin, Sligo, as well as locations in Transylvania for future tours.