Marianne Dreams (Almeida Theatre, December 13-January 19) is expressly crafted for the family Christmas crowd, and is based on Catherine Storr's novel of the same name as adapted by Moira Buffini. Will Tuckett directs and choreographs. Additionally, watch for Herge's Adventures of Tintin at the Playhouse (December 6-January 12), adapted by David Greig and the unusually creative Rufus Norris from the popular comic strip. Norris directs, and that's a true promise of something to see.