Brentwood Theatre Announces the Christmas cast for Danny

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Brentwood Theatre is delighted to announce the star of our Christmas show for all the family DANNY THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD


Porl Matthews

Porl is an experienced performer who has worked in many children’s shows – and even has his own puppet company, the Palmers Green Puppet Theatre – and was chosen from around a dozen young men who auditioned to play this boyish role.

Currently based at Alton Towers as part of the Fright Experience, Porl has already started to learn the script for Danny.

“I loved the book as a kid and remember reading it many times.  Roald Dahl is so clever at painting images and weaving stories that every child should HAVE to read him.  This story is all about the relationship between Danny and his widower Dad, and how they face living together in a caravan,” said Porl

“I was very pleased to be offered the role, I never expected to be playing the lead but Ray the Director gave me some good ideas at the audition and apparently I looked almost the part.  They told me that as s long as I wax my legs I will look perfect – but I am really not looking forward to that.”

Aside from acting, Porl enjoys keeping exotic pets including snakes, lizards, insects and amphibians of all types.  “Danny is a bit of a cheeky rascal but I don’t think I can sneak any of them into the story, so I will have to leave them all at home.”

Many of the 39 performances are already sold out.  To find out more details, please call our Box Office on 01277 200305 or else book online at

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