This production began its strictly limited season on 6th December 2007 and closed on 23rd February 2008.
Brilliantly staged... gripping, funny, and blessed with tremendous heart. Unexpectedly inspirational and tremendous fun.
The show follows its eponymous hero, his loyal dog Snowy and the curmudgeonly Captain Haddock as they battle to rescue their friend Chang, who has disappeared in a plane crash in the high Himalayas. With time running out, and rumours of the Yeti prowling the peaks, Tintin and friends have a real adventure in store. The production presents a touching, imaginative adventure about friendship, which introduces this well-loved character to a new generation.
Utterly charming... Go and see this show
Following a nationwide tour, Rufus Norris' critically acclaimed production of Hergé's Adventures of Tintin arrived in the West End for a limited 2007 Christmas season in the centenary year of Tintin's creator Hergé.
Originally performed at the Barbican as part of BITE:05, the Young Vic production brings together a hugely talented creative team to tell the story of Tintin in Tibet.
2007 marked the centenary of the birth of Tintin's creator, the Belgian artist Hergé. Hergé was the pen name of Georges Remi and The Adventures of Tintin have proved to be one of the most popular graphic novel creations of all time. Over 200 million copies of the books have been sold worldwide, and continue to sell. Tintin and his friends are about to become global superstars as Steven Spielberg and Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson have just announced a three film deal. Tintin has inspired scholarly interpretation and study.
In Autumn 2007, Tintin specialist and expert Michael Farr published both a biographical portrait of Hergé: The Adventures of Hergé, and a companion guide to the characters in the novels: Tintin and Co. The centenary is being marked around the world with exhibitions and displays of Tintin memorabilia. The exhibition, held at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, was one of their most successful ever. Such is the strength of Tintin's following, that each year when original artwork is put on sale at an annual auction in Paris, items are sold for staggering amounts of money.
The action scenes are spectacular
MATTHEW PARISH – Tintin
STEPHEN FINEGOLD – Haddock
DAI TABUCHI – Tharkey
DANIEL TUITE – Nestor/Grand Abbot/Ensemble
MILTOS YEROLEMOU – Snowy
DOMINIC CHARLES-ROUSE – Thompson/Ensemble
NINA KWOK – Chang/Ensemble
NEIL D'SOUZA – Mr Rama/Ensemble
NICOLA BLACKWELL – Castafiori/Ensemble
STEVEN LIM – Blessed Lightening/Ensemble
DANIEL LLEWLYN WILLIAMS – Yeti/Ensemble
DAVID NEWMAN – Calculus/Head Porter/Ensemble
ANIL DESAI – Low Porter/Ensemble
RUFUS NORRIS – Director
DAVID GREIG & RUFUS NORRIS – Adaptation
IAN MACNEIL – Set Designer
JOAN WADGE – Costume Designer
RICK RFISHER – Lighting Designer
PAUL ARDITTI – Sound Designer
ORLANDO GOUGH – Music
TOBY SEDWICK – Movement
JULIA HORAN – Set Designer