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Afternoon Theatre


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There is No God in Godalming by SIMON CARR
As Robin Bentley is rowing out on a lonely lake, he reaches a decision. The water is cold; but his mind dwells on the suffocating heat and noise of India, where ne went as a small child. It was in India that he first experienced stillness, inner strangeness and light. But Robin Bentley believes he has been mad for 25 years.


Unknown: Simon Carr
Unknown: Robin Bentley
Unknown: Robin Bentley
Directed By: David Spenser
Robin Bentley: Christopher Guard
Robin as a child: Bernadette Windsor
Mr Bentley: John Pullen
Mrs Bentley: Carole Boyd
Victoria: Jamila Massey
Mrs Midway-West: Pauline Letts
Mr Johnson: Christopher Scott
Mrs Johnson: Rowena Roberts
Amajeet: Garard Green
Tas: Renu Setna
Rutherford: Anthony Hyde
Nun: Amanda Murray

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