Iain Heggie was born in Glasgow. After many jobs and training as an actor in London, he started teaching acting and in his spare time he started writing. He returned to live and write in his home town in 1987. After several years of concentrating on his 'other job' as an improvisation specialist at the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland, he has now given up teaching altogether and is writing full time.
His plays include Wholly Healthy Glasgow (Royal Exchange, Royal Court, Edinburgh International Festival, Mobil Award, television), American Bagpipes (Royal Exchange, Royal Court, Mayfest, John Whiting Award), Wiping My Mothers Arse (Traverse, Fringe First), An Experienced Woman Gives Advice (Royal Exchange, Royal Lyceum), Politics In The Park (Liverpool Playhouse, Tron, Traverse), Sex Comedies (Traverse, Tron, Old Red Lion), King Of Scotland (Assembly Rooms, Scottish tour, Fringe First), and The Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer (Òran Mór, Scottish tour, Assembly Rooms, Radio).
Recent work includes:
The Queen Of Lucky People (co-produced by Òran Mór and the Traverse in March/April 2014).
Tragic is a one-man contemporary version of the Hamlet story for his own company, Subway Theatre. This toured Scotland in Autumn 2014.
Lower Depths. He has completed the first Scottish version of Maxim Gorki's Lower Depths for National Theatre Of Scotland.
He has written scenes and dialogue for The Tin Forest project for the National Theatre Of Scotland (produced at the South Rotunda in Glasgow).
He is also writing False Teeth, a play set in the sixties for Delirium, and Joan of HR a play set in a drama school!