Aug. 22, 2012
-- The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy has caused a worldwide phenomenon. Everybody is talking about it. Now a tourism company in England's most famous heritage town is aiming to bring the books to life as a visitor experience for a unique girls night out. The Falstaff Experience is famous for its Tudor history and status as the most haunted house in England as described by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary. Indeed, it rose to national fame when cult television show 'Most Haunted' visited in 2004 and psychic Derek Acorah was possessed on live television. The company is also famous for its character led tours including the Dashing Jack Pub Ghost Tour and The Stratford Town Tour with William Shakespeare. The Falstaff Experience are now looking for a new tour guide to bring the character of Tristian Gray to life for their latest product 'An Night with Mr. Gray'. This night out will be aimed at girls out to celebrate and will draw on themes from the famous Fifty Shades Trilogy. The tour has already caused an international stir being talked about in the Toronto Star. Even Britain's most famous Tweeter Stephen Fry has commented saying that he may be up for a Fifty Shades of Gay Tour. Now most excitingly of all Shakespeare himself has backed the new tour.
Shakespeare is the face of Stratford and since October that face has been actor Kingsley Glover. In playing the role of Shakespeare, Kingsley has become an expert, and he thinks that the Bard would highly approve of this latest venture. Speaking in role as Shakespeare (as he now always insists) "I think this is a great idea. Of course, Fifty Shades of Grey actually takes ideas and themes from my plays. Just look at 'Taming of the Shew'. In that play Petruchio takes Kate, and dominates her until she submits. I even hint towards something like this in 'Much Ado About Nothing', which is interesting as Meera Syal is currently playing the role of Beatrice at the RSC. She spends the whole play bantering with Benedick only to submit to him at the end. Benedick say's "Peace I will stop your mouth", kisses her and she doesn't talk again. Like my plays, this tour is a bit of fun, and as Stratford already attracts a few hen parties it seems a good idea to build on this market. I am looking forward to it. Just don't tell Anne Hathaway.
Any man who thinks they have got what it takes to bring this tour to life should send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information on the Falstaff Experience visit www.falstaffexperience.co.uk.