‘A Life Unknown’ – The Cast!

PENNY – Gemma Boaden

Gemma is a professional actress and vocal coach. She trained as a classical actress at Rose Bruford College on the BA(Hons) Acting Course in 2002.

As an actress she has worked in the West End, in No 1 Touring Theatre Companies, Film, Voice-Over and Commercials.

As a voice coach she has worked with the Almeida, on West End and International Tours for Wizard Theatre Company and the Royal & Derngate Theatres.

Gemma is also a director of her own voice company TemperVox, which specialises in accent work and presentation skills for professionals in industry and corporate clients.

For more information, please go to www.spotlight.com/0239-7863-7593 or www.tempervox.co.uk

MELODY – Ellie Lomas

Ellie graduated in 2019 from the University of Northampton with a First in BA Hons Acting & Creative Practice. She has since been involved with stage work and directing.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the project. I think it’s incredible, that even in these trying times, that the arts are being created and are available to us.”

SANDRA – Caroline Nash

Caroline trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama. She completed a 6-month tour of Austria with Vienna’s English Theatre in ‘A Perfect Match’. After a stint at the Edinburgh Fringe, Caroline brought David Hendon’s one woman play ‘From Me to 3792’ to the Midlands, setting up Next Page Productions en route. She then presented ‘Rose Cottage’ at the Old Joint Stock Theatre followed by a Midlands tour. Caroline joined forces with Julia Wright and ‘The Archers’ writer Liz John in producing two of their plays, ‘Invisible’ and ‘Calling for Help’ in further Midlands tours. She has most recently completed a tour, playing the fabulous Joan Sims from the Carry on Films in Steve Dimmers ‘Funny Faces’.


Amy is a RADA trained Actress. She has worked predominantly in theatre and has performed throughout the UK.

Credits include: “Nicholas Nickleby”, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain; “Summer Lightning”, the Royal, Northampton;  “Misconceptions”, the Royal, Northampton & number 1 tour; “One Church” BBC Radio 4 drama company; “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” New York/Annarbor/London; “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Salisbury Playhouse; “Romeo & Juliet”, “Much Ado About Nothing” & “King John”, RSC, Stratford Upon Avon & West End; “Bright Star” feature film written & directed by Jane Campion; “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe”, West Yorkshire Playhouse & Birmingham REP; “Doctors”, BBC 1; “Cast Offs”, Channel 4.

Amy is also a Voiceover Artist & early career Playwright.


CARL – Dan McGarry

BEN – Andrew Cullum

MATHIAS – Paul Enright-King

PHOEBE – Tyler Nicole Schouten

MELODY’S BOSS – Andrew Tooley

HOWARD – Al Holloway

CYCLIST – Richard Byles


SHOP KEEPER – Mandy Marriott

INTERNET TROLLS – Joseph Mattingley & Hannah Magrath