doollee banner
The Playwrights Database
contact doollee



Phil Baarda

PHIL BAARDA

  

Nationality:    Scottish
facebook     twitter     email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    n/a

Phil is an emerging playwright based on the Black Isle in the Highlands. He's had a variety of short stage and online radio plays produced, and his first full-length stage play Gerry and the Glasshouse was performed at Inverness's Spectrum Centre in August 2013. He also leads the Inverness Playwrights - a group of drama writers of all kinds who get together weekly to read and discuss each other's work in progress, and to host workshops and rehearsed readings

Research:    http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/playwrights/phil-baarda.aspx

Buy Plays with Doollee

Each page of doollee.com has links to play/book outlets, either directly to the Publisher, through Stageplays.com and Amazon to the second hand and 1st editions of AbeBooks. These links will automatically take you to the relevant area obviating the need for further search.
AbeBooks.co.uk   AbeBooks.com   Stageplays.com   amazon.com   amazon.co.uk   amazon.ca
whether you are a Playwright who wishes to make their entry definitive, an unlisted Playwright or a User with a tale to tell - we want to hear from you.
download WORD submission template

below is a list of Phil Baarda's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Gerry and the Glasshouse         Piper On the Roof         Rhum Plants, The



Gerry and the Glasshouse

Synopsis:
Gerry and the Glasshouse is a contemporary play about coming to terms with big changes in life - marriage, a parent in care, and returning home to make a decision about selling the old family home and market garden  for prospective demolition to make way for a housing estate. Set predominantly in the dilapidated glasshouse  which Gerry rebuilds on stage during the performance  the play follows Gerry's gradual realisation that childhood, adulthood and parenthood make for unsettling decisions and unexpected values. At times touching, at times humorous, the play also features the relevance of celestial physics, the philosophy of 1970s wrestling, and why growing melons makes for existential fulfilment.

Notes:
the play was developed through a HI~Arts Work in Progress scheme with the Playwrights' Studio Scotland, culminating with a rehearsed reading in eden Court in March 2011.

1st Produced:
The Spectrum Centre, Inverness     03 Aug 2013

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Piper On the Roof

Synopsis:
Where an aging piper discovers he can still make a stir in his small Highland village

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Hi-Wireless Online Drama     01 Oct 2011

Organisations:
a Right Lines Productions

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
Online Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page

Rhum Plants, The

Synopsis:
The post-war scientific elite suspect botanical fraud, and want working-class Professor Heslop-Harrisons scalp  at any cost. This is a story about a real life scandal that still reverberates today.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Sweet Grassmarket " Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, EH1 2HS (International 3) B0131 243 3596 V18 GE4 4DO, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     Aug 2015

Organisations:
Mangonel Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

To Buy This Play:
If Publisher (above) is underlined then the play may be purchased by direct click from the Publisher, otherwise (below) are AbeBooks for secondhand, signed & 1st eds and other Booksellers for new copies

Booksellers:

Genre:
comedy 60 min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

Top of Page Top of Page