19225HERGE’S ADVENTUES OF TINTIN is a stage play based on the Belgian comics hero that’s been around a few years, and it’s now playing at the West End in London. Info in the above link. Her’es a link to a review:

The first 30 minutes of this already acclaimed adaptation of the Herge strip cartoon is as dazzling a piece of physical theatre as you will find anywhere in London.

We are hurled headlong into the crazy, colourful world of Tintin in a kaleidoscopic frenzy of images and sounds involving the likes of Captain Haddock, Snowy the dog, the Thompson Twins, Bianca Castafiore, Professor Calculus, et al.

Clearly this is intended to be a crash course in Tintinology for those uninitiated members of the audience, and a refresher course for those who haven’t picked up a Tintin book in a long while.

You know. every time we post an item about Tintin, we like to go “Wooooah!” so here goes:



  1. oh man, between this and the david tenant/ ian mckellen hamlet, it might be time to cash in those frequent-flyer miles for a london jaunt. would help in my pride and prejudice manga research too. decisions, decisions…

  2. I was in England for three months until this week, and was able to see a performance in Woking. I’ve been a Tintin fan since the age of 8 and I have to say I LOVED the show. I wish it would come to the US. I wish they would release a CD of the music. It’s fantastic! Excellent work! I want to see it again!