Herge's Adventures Of Tintin

Date: 
Wednesday, 14 December, 2005

Genre: Children Drama
Opened 14 Dec 2005
Written: Based on Herge's (Georges Remi) 'Tintin in Tibet ' , dramatisation by  Rufus Norris & David Greig
Directed:Rufus Norris
Cast: Russell Tovey (Tintin), Sam Cox (Captain Haddock), Simon Trinder (Snowy), Tom Wu (Tharkey), Kenon Mann (Chang), Jason Rowe (Thomson), Nick Tigg (Thomson), Nicola Blackwell (Madam Castafiori), Duncan Wisbey (Nestor), Graham Kent (Pundit), Mark Lockyer (Calculus and Grant Abbot), Miltos Yerolemou (Yeti), Simon Lim (Ensemble), Michael Camp (Ensemble)
Synopsis:The story follows our intrepid reporter's quest to save his good friend Chang, into the snow fields of the Himalayas where the legendary abominable snowman is rumoured to live. Tintin is joined on his journey by a host of iconic characters including the irascible sea dog Captain Haddock

What the critics had to say.....
PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Many impish touches that make this stage version of Hergé's Tintin cartoons such a delight...MacNeil and Rufus Norris have brilliantly reconceived the story in pure theatrical terms." ALISTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Not everything here is wonderful, but the production is so inventive, so onward-moving, that you are held and enchanted. "CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "The Young Vic has a deservedly high reputation for its Christmas shows. Once again it has triumphantly delivered the goods." FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Overall, a decent effort that doesn't quite cut la moutarde." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "What we have here is witty, clever and ingenious. But, for all the skill on display, I felt that nothing could match the original's pictorial evocation of blizzard, mountain and crevasse and that cartoons belong more to the page than the stage." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "A theatrical success." JEREMY AUSTIN for THE STAGE says, "There is so much colour and vibrancy and humour and quality of performance that it grips from the opening dream sequence to the baleful howl of the lonely Yeti at the end."

External links to full reviews from popular press
The Independent
The Guardian
The Stage
The Times
Financial Times
Daily Telegraph

Production photo by Photo Keith Pattison

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