No Calamity When Jane Flashmobs Ferndale!

2nd July 2015

There was no calamity- only cheers- when surprised coffee shop customers at Ferndale Garden Centre in Coal Aston, were greeted with a surprise Western-style flashmob by the Calamity Jane cast.

Ferndale director and recently announced Guardian small business leader of the year, Neil Grant explained, -we are always looking to do new and different things for our customers and our sponsorship of the Woodseats Musical Theatre Company has brought a whole new level of fun to the coffee shop when they are promoting a production. They were a wow with Sweet Charity and the Deadwood Stage song from Calamity Jane has gone down a storm. The video of the flashmob on our Facebook page has already attracted over 2500 views- and lots of ticket sales for the happy cast. Neil was initially approached by Ferndale coffee shop assistant Louise Grayson who added, "I've been working for Ferndale since November last year and absolutely love it. You are made to feel part of a big family, which was made even bigger when Neil agreed to be Woodseats Musical Theatre Company's main corporate sponsor for 2015. With Calamity Jane opening at The Dronfield Civic Hall on 8th July and being such a family friendly show, it just made sense to have the flashmob in the Coffee Shop. It's always busy, with people going to try out the Scone of the Day or whatever special the Chef has cooked up that morning, it was just the perfect fit. A whole new audience was born, thanks to Neil and my supportive colleagues at Ferndale." Calamity Jane runs from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 July at Dronfield Civic Theatre The The flashmob video can be viewed here (

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