We are especially honoured to be welcoming theatrical legend of stage and screen, national treasure Brian Cox CBE, for a thoroughly entertaining evening discussing his long-awaited memoir, Putting the Rabbit in the Hat. We are delighted to be hosting this event at The Assembly Rooms, George Street, for the highly exclusive Scottish stop on Brian's forthcoming book tour.

From Titus Andronicus with the RSC, Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter to media magnate Logan Roy in HBO’s Succession, Brian Cox has made his name as an esteemed actor, producer and director of unparalleled distinction and versatility. We know him on screen, but few know of his extraordinary life story.

Growing up in Dundee, Scotland, Cox lost his father when he was just eight years old and was brought up by his three elder sisters in the aftermath of his mother’s nervous breakdowns and ultimate hospitalization. After joining the Dundee Repertory Theatre at the age of fifteen, you could say the rest is history – but that is to overlook the enormous graft that has gone into the making of the legend we know today.

This is a rags-to-riches life story like no other – a seminal autobiography that both captures Cox’s distinctive voice and his very soul. Rich in emotion and meaning, with plenty of laughs along the way, it will be a classic in the vein of The Moon’s a Balloon by David Niven and What’s It All About by Michael Caine.

Join us for the great privilege of warmly welcoming Brian Cox back to his homeland for this one-off appearance to celebrate the release of his forthcoming memoir. Brian’s tour has already sold out the London Palladium so be sure to book now to avoid disappointment.

‘A hugely readable memoir from a giant of stage and screen’ 

Mark Kermode

‘A life well lived and a story well told. From first page to last Brian Cox the great actor is Brian Cox the great storyteller, and nobody is spared his sharp eye and his caustic wit, himself and some big Hollywood names included’

Alastair Campbell

‘Laced with his characteristic generosity, self-deprecation and cut-the-crap wisdom’ 

Harriet Walter