Baghdad Boogie is set sometime during the Iraq Crisis. A long-term Canadian captive (Doug) finds himself in the same filth stained room as an oil executive American (Sean). As they face a long period of incarceration together the subject of war and imperialism is raised as Doug begins to unravel at the seams; a caustic comic two-hander that examines the reasons for the invasion of Iraq and the effects of being held hostage with the constant fear of execution.
Roy Smiles plays include Ying Tong - A Walk with The Goons, Pythonesque, Kurt & Sid and Year Of The Rat (all published by Oberon Books), Stand Up, Bombing People, Schmucks, Lunatics' Tango, The Last Pilgrim, Roberto Calvi Is Alive & Well and The Promised Land. He has won two Guinness Fringe Awards and was short-listed for Best Play at the Off West Awards in 2001. He had a writing attachment to the National Theatre in 2001. His book on comic influences: Funny People is also published by Oberon Books.