E L James in talks for Fifty Shades musical

E L James in talks for Fifty Shades musical

Author E L James has reportedly been in talks with theatre bosses to turn Fifty Shades of Grey into a musical.

An "insider" told The Sun newspaper: “There has been massive hype around the books and producers know that the stage adaptation will sell out in minutes. Theatre bosses have been in talks with E L and although these things can take years to plan they know it will be a big success.”

They added: “It could be the sort of thing that hen parties will flock to with all the steamy scenes and tourists will love it too.”

Fifty Shades of Grey, first published in 2011 by Arrow, is the first in an erotic trilogy about Anastasia Steele and her dominant lover Christian Grey. According to Nielsen BookScan, the title is the bestselling book in the UK since records began in 1998, with 4.7m physical copies sold. It has also been turned into a film series starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

However, Fifty Shades of Grey has also been voted the “most embarrassing book in the world” by Mumsnet users.