Set in a modern urban landscape that is horribly normal and yet wonderfully appalling, LICKETY SPLIT is a fast-paced comedy with a gritty satirical edge.
Colin Brown discovers his girlfriend, Susan, has been cheating on him. Thanks to thin walls, his neighbour knows it too — and offers his condolences on the bus to work. She did a terrible thing, all the passengers agree.
Determined to show Susan just how wrong she is about him, Colin embarks on a mission to become an overnight success. But before he can put his plan into action, he is fired from his job, accused of being involved in a bank robbery, and suspected of foul play in Susan’s sudden disappearance. Maybe ‘overnight’ was a little ambitious.
He could leave it to the police to get to the bottom of things, but their resources are limited. Five minutes of them trying to sell him a lottery ticket (first prize: an actual get out of jail free card) tells him he's got to go looking for the truth himself.
It’s never that clear cut, though, and Colin has to decide which is more important: to make sure the wrong person isn’t found guilty, or to just make sure the wrong person isn’t him? After all, it isn't his fault if somebody else gets the blame.