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‘Sexy’ Oompa Loompa from ‘shambles’ Willy Wonka event still hasn’t been paid after ‘heartbreaking’ realisation

‘Sexy’ Oompa Loompa from ‘shambles’ Willy Wonka event still hasn’t been paid after ‘heartbreaking’ realisation

The actor from the disastrous Willy Wonka event has revealed all

You've probably already heard of the shambles Willy Wonka Experience that took place in Glasgow last weekend.

It was so tragic that parents were calling the police, and the boss of the event had to issue an apology to the local media.

You can see some of the event below:

The event was put on by House of Illuminati, and charged visitors £35 a head for an experience that was not what it was made out to be.

Billy Coull, the director of the events company, issued an apology via STV, citing technical issues and also saying: "I’m really shocked that the event had fallen short of the expectations of people on paper.

"My vision of the artistic rendition of a well known book didn’t come to fruition. For that I am absolutely truly and utterly sorry."

The actor who was cast as Willy Wonka was shocked he wasn't an Oompa Loompa in the production, and kids attending were left with a cup of sweets and some Tesco lemonade.

Jenny Fogarty

An actor that did get cast as a 'sexy' Oompa Loompa spoke to LADbible about her experience on the day.

Jenny Fogarty, a 25-year-old actor, said they didn't receive their costumes ahead of time.

“Because of how little time there was before they hired actors to the actual production, we were under the impression it was more of an interactive experience and that we were just character performers.

"When we arrived for a costume fitting on the Friday, there were no costumes, we were told we’d receive them the morning of the event."

Jenny also revealed that they were given a 15-page script to learn for a show that took place 'every 45 minutes', and new groups coming in every 15 minutes.

It was why three Wonkas were hired, so in theory, three shows would be going on at once.

"Needless to say we were doubtful about the logistics but told to 'improvise' the whole thing if needed." Jenny stated.

Stuart Sinclair

The actor continued: "The whole thing fell apart before too long with all the actors trying our best to make it a special experience for guests, but given the limited set there was only so much we could do.

"You could tell that the children were disappointed. Some parents even took me aside to ask 'is this it?'"

It was a no-brainer to Jenny that the event fell very short of guests' expectations, with the absence of chocolate at a chocolate factory event.

Jenny continued: "The actors weren’t aware of how bad things had gotten in the main hall until security informed us the event was being shut down."

She also said the worst thing was the disappointed children: "Seeing children so upset was the hardest part, I’ve never worked an event so poorly managed. It was heartbreaking.”

Featured Image Credit: Jenny Fogarty/Stuart Sinclair

Topics: UK News

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