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Company behind 'shambles' Willy Wonka experience release new statement following controversial  event

Company behind 'shambles' Willy Wonka experience release new statement following controversial event

We're all basically just waiting to find out The Unknown's side of things now

The company which put on the now infamous shambles that was 'Willy's Chocolate Experience' in Glasgow has released a statement.

If you've somehow not managed to hear of this over the last few days then last weekend a whole load of people ended up very angry when they visited a Willy Wonka-esque attraction only to find it wasn't exactly the stuff of pure imagination.

With sparse props, a very limited supply of sweets, actors trying their absolute best to salvage the day and whatever the hell The Unknown was supposed to be, there's a reason the event was called off part way through.

Described as a 'shambles' by those who went, the event was a few props in an otherwise 'abandoned, empty warehouse' where children were left in tears and someone called the police.

Since then everyone has been dying to know how such an omnishambles could occur, as well as where the idea for Willy McDuff (Willy Wonka's copyright-safe counterpart) to have an evil masked nemesis who lives in the walls came from, with the actors involved shining a light on some aspects of the production.

Stuart Sinclair

House of Illuminati's events director Billy Coull told STV part of the reason things went so wrong was because some bits of technology didn't arrive in time, while saying everyone who bought a ticket would be refunded and all the actors would be paid.

On the company's Facebook page a new statement has been posted in a further attempt to explain and apologise.

It read: "I am reaching out to address the recent cancellation of the 'Willys Chocolate Experience' event.

"Firstly, I want to extend my sincerest apologies to each and every one of you who was looking forward to this event. I understand the disappointment and frustration this has caused, and for that, I am truly sorry.

"It’s important for me to clarify that the organisation and decisions surrounding this event were solely my responsibility. I want to make it clear that anyone who was hired externally or offered their help, are not affiliated with the me or the company, any use of faces can cause serious harm to those who did not have any involvement in the making of this event.

The organiser has promised to pay all the actors and refund everyone.
Stuart Sinclair

"In realtion (sic) to the gowanbank hub: this was a non profit organisation that was set during covid to provide help and support to people in need of help. Which I was responsible for.

"The Named directors roles were focused on supporting our community and ensuring the continuation of the hub's activities, without any direct involvement in the event’s organization or financial decisions.

"Regarding a personal matter, there will be no wedding, and no wedding was funded by the ticket sales. This is a difficult time for me, and I ask for your understanding and privacy.

"Regarding the refunds, I am committed to rectifying this situation. All all 850 Transactions will be continue to be refunded has been posted to ensure transparency and to demonstrate my commitment to making this right for everyone affected.

"I ask for a bit of time to process everything that has happened. My intention is to learn from this experience. Your support and understanding during this time mean the world to me.

"Thank you for taking the time to read this message.


The statement ended without a name.

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Topics: UK News