A double bill of plays by Gytha Lodge: Otherwise & Avoidance.
Harry and Hugh both know where they are. But that's about it.
Harry has woken up in a police interview room with no memory of the heavy night before. Trying to prove himself innocent of he-knows-not-what, he begins to bring his patchy memories to life. But his attempts begin to unravel when his characters won't play ball, and he becomes desperate when it's revealed that the crime they want him for is murder.
For Hugh, moving into a new flat was simply a means to a new job. But all is not straightforward. An unexplained hole in the floor is swallowing increasing numbers of things, beginning with a pot-plant named Nigel.
Two darkly comic plays; two missing weekends; two struggles to find the truth. But is the truth worth it if it will tear everything apart?
Praise for What Really Happened at the Weekend:
**** “An excellent and ambitious production... My attention was held throughout the 55 minutes, and this fact alone speaks loudly for both the story and the production.” – Catherine Meek, FringeGuru, on Otherwise.
**** "A tight, clever production of a twisted, dazzling, roller-coaster script.” – ThreeWeeks, on Otherwise.
“An intelligent and amusing play with an element of truth/dare and surprise, exploring an existential theme.” – NDFA One Act Playwriting Competition judges on Avoidance.
“A suspenseful, heart-in-mouth production: perfectly cast, and acted with real smarts and intensity.” – Mike McCahill, The Sunday Telegraph, on Otherwise.