‘Danny’ to feature a Baby Austin

The opening night of Brentwood Theatre’s Christmas Production of Danny The Champion Of The World will be marked by an appearance of a 1931 Austin 7 at the theatre. The car, also known as the Baby Austin for its small size, was the first family car produced in Britain and one of the country’s most popular vehicles in the 1920s/30s. The model on show will be a 1931 Tourer provided by Mr Graham Scutt of the Havering Classic Car Club.

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A car of this type appears in the play which is based on the popular children’s story written by Roald Dahl. The Baby Austin arrives to be serviced at the filling station run by Danny and his father. Later it is taken by the 12 year old Danny as he goes to rescue his father after he fails to return home.

Owner of the car Mr Graham Scutt of Kelvedon Hatch said “I am so pleased to be lending the car to Brentwood Theatre to promote their show – and I look forward to seeing ‘Danny’ as well.”

Also that evening Brentwood Theatre will be visited by Mr Eric Pickles MP, a trustee of the Theatre, who will be coming to toast its 21st anniversary. The show opens on Sat 13th Dec and will be running until Sat Jan 3rd