Perth Theatre audience members will be the only Scottish theatregoers to find out What The Butler Saw when London Classic Theatre's new production tours to the Fair City this May!

The show opens at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne before coming to Perth Theatre - the only Scottish venue on the tour - from Tuesday 30 April until Saturday 4 May then travelling to a further 15 venues in England and Wales.

Within his private psychiatric clinic, Doctor Prentice is interviewing a new secretary. Geraldine wants the position but seems underqualified and uncertain about her parentage. Mrs Prentice appears, flushed and in urgent need of a drink, following an illicit encounter at the Station Hotel. In the meantime, Doctor Rance, a Government Inspector and Sergeant Match, a policeman, arrive amidst increasing chaos with searching questions of their own.

What The Butler Saw is Joe Orton’s most ambitious play, manic farce and masterclass in fearless comic writing. No institution, political view or tradition is safe, as Orton explores comic territory few playwrights have dared to visit.

Joe Orton was born in Leicester in 1933. During a short, dazzling career, he shocked, outraged and delighted audiences with his riotous black comedies, including Loot and Entertaining Mr Sloane.

Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre, Michael Cabot said:

“I’m delighted to be directing What The Butler Saw. I’ve always been a massive admirer of Joe Orton’s work and this play in particular. It’s undeniably a ground-breaking, challenging piece. Orton was firmly into his stride as a playwright and determined to push boundaries. Primarily, it’s a brilliantly constructed farce, but it also explores territory that allows Orton’s wicked sense of humour free reign. No one is safe! The play was first performed at the end of the 1960s, causing something of an outcry, so it will be fascinating to see what audiences make of it in 2024. I’m very excited to be working with an ensemble of terrific actors, most of whom are making their LCT debuts. And our fabulous creative team, Designer Bek Palmer and Lighting Designer Hector Murray, are in the process of creating a unique visual feast for our audiences.”

What The Butler Saw runs in Perth Theatre from Tuesday 30 April until Saturday 4 May. For tickets and info click here or visit or call Perth Theatre Box Office (01738 621031 Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00)