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Theatre review: Smile, Dundee Rep

1 month ago   |   By The Scotsman

“NOT FOOTBALL, fitba'. Scottish version. And that's not a game, it's an obsession.” So says Philip Differ's stage version of legendary Dundee United manager Jim McLean, near the beginning of this 60-minute dialogue between McLean and an everyman character - deftly played by Chris Alexander - who represents everyone from the players McLean frightened and cajoled into world-class performances, to the fans who sang “There's only one Jim McLean” during his glory years at Tannadice, from 1972 to 1993.
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