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Football visionary, tactical genius, greetin'-faced moan - who was the real Jim McLean?

After sell-out live performances and international digital tour in 2020/21, audience favourite Smile is back!

Jim McLean might never be called one of Scottish football's bestloved characters, but he will always be described as one of the most respected. While boss of Dundee United, McLean did something that no-one thought possible, and turned a provincial football club into a genuine, European force, though not without cost.

Smile, a piece based on the life of this legendary football icon, reveals for the first time the complexities and contradictions, the highs and lows, and the triumphs and regrets of this totally unique individual.

Penned by theatre and television writer Philip Differ (Only an Excuse?) and directed by Sally Reid, this funny, moving and surprisingly honest new play will celebrate the memories of a difficult yet inspirational man, ultimately revealing a Jim McLean you never knew: A Jim McLean that will make you smile.

A tribute to the legendary Jim McLean who sadly passed away in December 2020.

Warning: Contains strong language.

Captioned and BSL Interpreted performances:
Wednesday 1 March 2023 at 7.30pm
Saturday 4 March 2023 at 2.30pm

Audio Described performances:
Thursday 9 March 2023 at 7.30pm
Saturday 11 March 2023 at 2.30pm

Relaxed performances:
Tuesday 7 March at 7:30pm

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
Promoted By: Dundee Rep Ensemble
Saturday 18th February 2023 7:30pm
Monday 20th February 2023 7:30pm
Tuesday 21st February 2023 7:30pm
Thursday 23rd February 2023 7:30pm
Friday 24th February 2023 7:30pm
Saturday 25th February 2023 7:30pm
Wednesday 1st March 2023 7:30pm
Thursday 2nd March 2023 2:30pm
Thursday 2nd March 2023 7:30pm
Friday 3rd March 2023 5:00pm
Friday 3rd March 2023 8:00pm
Saturday 4th March 2023 2:30pm
Saturday 4th March 2023 7:30pm
Tuesday 7th March 2023 7:30pm
Wednesday 8th March 2023 7:30pm
Thursday 9th March 2023 2:30pm
Thursday 9th March 2023 7:30pm
Friday 10th March 2023 5:00pm
Friday 10th March 2023 8:00pm
Saturday 11th March 2023 2:30pm
Saturday 11th March 2023 7:30pm
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