Iain Wotherspoon

Iain was born and brought up in the West of Scotland and studied Drama and English at Glasgow University. He is delighted to be back in Motherwell, where he has been a regular performer, last appearing here in Babes in the Wood in 1988… Hmm! Maybe not so regular, after all? Since then, he has appeared in pantomime throughout the country, from Inverness to Hereford, taking in Wakefield halfway between! Other work in Hereford includes Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof, Duncan and The Porter in Macbeth, Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank and Uncle Max in The Sound of Music. Work elsewhere has been just as diverse: Whistle Down The Wind (Byre Theatre), St Joan, Oh, What a Lovely War! and Travels With My Aunt (Brunton Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Tour, Theatre Babel). He spent many years touring at home and abroad with Bath’s Natural Theatre Company, with shows including Scarlatti’s Birthday Party, Henry VIII; Diary of a Serial Killer, William Tell, and Rasputin. The Scarlatti show was an enormous cult success abroad, which, by definition, means almost nobody has heard of it in this country. On television he has appeared on F.O.T. (a children’s series), Taggart (three times, but never the victim or the murderer!), BBC’s Sea of Souls and the comedy series, Still Game. Work with Dundee University Department of Computing (still acting—he’s not an IT engineer!) has taken him to Florence, New York, Miami and, most recently, Maastricht; he particularly enjoys foreign travel at some else’s expense. For the last few years he has been working as a “Simulated Patient” in the Medical Faculty of Glasgow University, helping to train students in Communications Skills; this has required him to suffer from diabetes, cancer, heart problems and joint strain, but he hopes this will not impair your enjoyment of the show!

Past productions