Comedy legend John Cleese will be bringing his Alimony Tour to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre in June 2011, currently his only date in Scotland. Best known for his idiosyncratic turns in Monty Python's Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers, Cleese plans bring his unique comedic perspective to audiences across the UK next year.

The comedian's marriage to his third wife Alyce Faye Eichelberger ended in 2008 and Cleese claims the tour will fund his alimony. The divorce settlement is believed to be in the region of £12 million.

Cleese's career started as a sketch writer for BBC Radio’s Dick Emery Show and then The Frost Report. Monty Python was created with Cleese co-writing and starring in four series and three films. He went on to achieve further great success as the neurotic hotel manager Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers, which he co-wrote with then wife Connie Booth.

After huge UK success Cleese went on to crack the USA with A Fish Called Wanda, which he wrote and starred in with Jamie Lee Curtis. The late 1990s saw thim appear in Bond movies The World is Not Enough and later Die Another Day. From writing to starring in plays, musicals, theatrical and comedy productions, to films and sitcoms, Cleese has done it all, and now he plans to tell all about his jam-packed life.

Cleese says "it is an evening of well honed anecdotes, psychoanalytical tit-bits, details of recent surgical procedures, and unprovoked attacks on former colleagues, especially Michael Palin".