The Afternoon Play

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Bellingham and the Ambassador

By Mary Baker

In this black historical comedy, loosely based on real-life events in the 19th century, the 'Wedding Guest' in Coleridge's

famous poem about the Ancient Mariner finds himself embroiled in an actual moment in history involving the British Prime Minister.

Clement Guest....James Fleet

Spencer Percival....David Horovitch

Quinta Hardy....Celia Imrie

John Bellingham....Jonathan Keeble

Coleridge....David Collings

Yates....Martin Hyder

Judge....Derek Waring

Dunn/Hardy....Geoffrey Whitehead

Directed by Cherry Cookson.