The Davidson Affair
by Ian McGregor and Nickie Cox
A shortened and revised version of the original dramatisation of Stuart Jackman’s well known novel, the action of this script, which lasts about an hour, has been transposed to the modern-day office of the Rome Herald newspaper with Cass Tennel now the chief investigative journalist. Tennel investigates rumours of the Resurrection and interviews representatives of the political and religious hierarchy as well as followers of Davidson, and the play chronicles his journey from professional objectivity to agnostic enquiry.
There is a cast of 10 main characters, plus three other very small parts. The main parts consist of five men and one woman plus four which could be either. This is a strong and engaging play, easy to stage and offering interesting acting roles for both men and women.