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Meanwhile On Our Plane

Meanwhile On Our Plane

By Laura Townsend
A weekly fan show about all things Come From Away.
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Episode 12 Beatrice Partain (Come From Away UK and Sweden Fan)
In this weeks episode I’m chatting with Beatrice Partain who is one of the few people lucky enough to have seen the Swedish production of the show. We talk about the dfferences between the productions and about her favourite things about Come From Away. You can follow Beatrice on Instagram or twitter @BeatricePartain You can find out more about the Swedish production on their facebook page. For more information on the Rowdymen you can check out their facebook page And you can find the Welcome to the Rock book here on Amazon. As always let me know your thoughts @cfa_musical on Instagram or twitter or you can email Laura :) 
November 5, 2020
Episode 11 Joel Hatch (Original Broadway Claude)
In this episode I’m chatting with Joel Hatch who originated the role of Claude as a member of the original Broadway Cast. You can follow Joel on Twitter @cajoelme or on Instagram @jboohatch Check out the interview Caesar Samayoa and some members of the creative team did with here and you can find Not On The West End on instagram @notonthewestend or at As always let me know your thoughts @cfa_musical on Instagram or Twitter or email Laura
October 30, 2020
Episode 10. The Real Brian Mosher
In this weeks episode I'm chatting with Brian Mosher who is part of the inspiration for the character Janice Mosher in the show alongside Janice Goudie. Brian is a reporter from Gander and during the days following 9/11 he worked at the local Rogers TV station reporting on everything that happened during those 5 days. You can follow Brian on Instagram or twitter @bmosher007 Check out Duality Musics silent event at Centre Point (Near Tottenham Court Road) You can find out more here. And here's the link to the talk with Irene Sankoff and @thedrdrama  Hope you enjoyed the episode as always let me know your thoughts on twitter or instagram @cfa_musical or at Laura :) 
October 22, 2020
Episode 9. Nick Duckart (Kevin J/ Ali Come From Away US Tour)
Hope you enjoy episode 9. In this weeks show I’m chatting with Nick Duckart who plays Kevin J/ Ali and others in the North American tour cast of Come From Away. You can follow Nick on Instagram and twitter @nickduckart and don’t forget to follow his dog Lucy at @lucy_the_chiweenie_ on Instagram as well. You can find out more about Nick on his website Nick is also available for virtual meet and greets on Broadway Plus. You can check out for more details. You can find out more about Broadway Cares here and the actors fund here And subscribe to Converstations from Away here. As always let me know your thoughts and comments on Instagram or twitter @cfa_musical or you can email Laura :) 
October 15, 2020
8. Emma Essex Simpson (Toronto Come From Away Fan)
Hope you enjoy episode 8. This week I'm chatting with Emma Essex Simpson,  a Come From Away fan from Toronto.  You can find Emma on instagram @emmaessexsimpson  Heres the link to more information and to book for  "The Show Must Go On" concert in London Subscribe to the North American Tour cast and crews video podcast "Conversations From Away" Stream Who's Your Baghdaddy CFA masks on redbubble Or the offficial site As always you can find me on twitter and instagram @cfa_musical or email me at  Laura :) 
October 8, 2020
Episode 7. Ricardo Castro. (Come From Away London Standby)
Hope you enjoy the episode. Ricardo Castro is one of our amazing Superstandbys in the London Come From Away cast. You can follow him on social media @ricardo_castro1 on twitter and @rico_castro on Instagram. Don’t forget to follow his dog Manilla too on Instagram @manilathegreyhound You can find out more about the Swedish production at or For more information on the Black British Theatre awards head to And visit the theatre café website for details on the new Theatre series. As always you can contact me @cfa_musical on Instagram and twitter or email Laura 
October 2, 2020
Episode 6. James Kall (Come From Away Toronto Nick/Doug and others)
This week I’m joined by Come From Away Toronto cast member James Kall who plays Nick and others. You can find James on Instagram @jameskall You can get tickets for the Signal JW3 event here Catch up with the live event from Duality Music this week here (The show starts about half hour into the stream.) Watch and subscribe to Conversations From Away with the North American tour cast US listeners can register to vote here for the chance to win 2 premium tickets to the broadway show in 2021 Find out more on the Swedish production here Here's more information on the  Toronto Alliance for Performing Arts ( who are raising awareness of how the arts have been impacted by the pandemic. You can download the logo, learn more on their website & also here: Hope you enjoy the show. As always let me know your thoughts. @cfa_musical on twitter and insta.   See you next week. Laura :)  
September 24, 2020
Episode 5. Kath and Lexi. (Come From Away Broadway fans)
Hope you enjoy episode 5. You can follow Kath and Lexi on twitter Kath at @docgrassy82 and Lexi @stanquagsire Heres a link to book The Signal/JW3 livestream event that David and Irene are going to be part of More information on the “Lights Up on Voter Mobilization” event Jenn Collela is taking part in. You can book for Rachel Tuckers livestream with John Owen Jones here. Heres's Broadway Mania A Virtual Theatre company's version of “Somewhere in The Middle of Nowhere” Check out for video messages from some of your favourite Come from Away cast members. As always let me know your thoughts @cfa_musical on twitter or Instagram or Laura :) 
September 17, 2020
Episode 4. The Real Kevin T. Pay It Forward 9/11
Hope you enjoy this weeks episode. You can follow Kevin Tuerff on twitter or Instagram @kevintuerff  and check out his book. Channel of Peace here You can find out all about Pay it forward 911 at And  has some great ideas on how to pay it forward this year. Don't forget to use the hashtag #payitforward911 in your posts.  You can get tickets to stream Rachel Tuckers live show with John Owen Jones at the Crazy Coq on the 23rd September here. And here’s the link to get tickets for Songs From A New World at the London Palladium on the 11th October Follow @dualitymusic_uk for updates on their live shows in London (UK) Follow the Rowdymen on twitter @TRowdymen and you can find their first single “Bell Island Pony” here Go subscribe to the North American tour casts new youtube channel “Conversations from Away” where they’ll be talking and learning more about Black Lives Matter. As always let me know your feedback @cfa_musical on twitter or Instagram or email Laura :). 
September 10, 2020
Episode 3. Nikki Marie (Come From Away Broadway Fan, 12 days of Come From Away)
This week I'm chatting with Nikki Marie about her 12 Days of Come From Away project!  You can follow Nikki Marie on Instagram at @12daysofcomefromaway or on twitter @buffaloplaidgal As always let me know what you think. And please share your ideas for how you'll be doing #Payitforward911 I'd love to share them in next weeks episode. You can reach me on Twitter and Instagram @cfa_musical or email Here's this weeks links Canadian Musical Showcase featuring Petrina Bromley (Petrina's part is about 1h39 in)  Duality Music UK (Free Live Music shows in London) Rachel Tuckers "Me and The Sky" for International Women's Day Kenita Miller and Caesar Samayoa chat with TKTS Ali Momen and Torquil Campbell Soft Revolution Podcast Find out about Ali Momen's Arts New Deal Sign the Arts New Deal Petition Here.
September 3, 2020
Episode 2. The Real Nick and Diane Marson
I hope you enjoy episode 2. Heres the links from this week. Irene Sankoff's Interview with Maestra You can check out all the latest news on the Swedish cast on the theatres social media on facebook or Instagram Sponsor the Broadway Cast running  5k for Broadway Cares  and find more information about Broadway Cares here And or sponsor the broadway cast that slept out for Covenant House. and find out more about Covenant House Here The Rowdymens show in London Ontario. Duality Music event in London England. Intermissions You can follow Nick and Diane on twitter at @realnickandiane Please let me know your feedback on the show on twitter or instagram @cfa_musical or you can email Laura :)
August 27, 2020
Episode 1. Charlotte Lucas. (Come From Away London Fan)
Hi and welcome to my new podcast.  It's my first episode so I'm excited to share what I've been working on. If you have any feedback you can find me on twitter or instagram @cfa_musical or you can email me You can check out my recommendation of the week, Check in From Away with Steffi D and Lisa H over in Toronto at In this episode I'll be interviewing Charlotte Lucas. A Come From Away fan who is a graphic designer from London. We talk about graphic design in theatre merchandising as well as about the memories and experiences Charlotte has had seeing the show. You can find Charlotte on Instagram at @illustratedbychar Twitter @illustratechar and on Etsy at
August 16, 2020