Written & Performed by Val O Donnell
“..based on the works of Flann O’Brien, was a howl.”
“.. informative, lively and thoroughly entertaining.” Tickets €12
Flann’s Yer Only Man:
Flann’s Yer Only Man is an entertainment by Val O’ Donnell based on the life and work of Flann O’Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O’Nolan (1911-1966), who is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest satirist since Jonathan Swift.
Val O’Donnell re-enacts a wide range of extracts from the humorist’s novels and his celebrated Cruiskeen Lawn column in the Irish Times.These are linked with key biographical events in the writer’s life.
Flann’s Yer Only Man was first performed in the Palace Bar, Fleet St., Dublin on 5 October 2011, the centenary of the writer’s birth. Since then, as well as theatre performances, it has played at Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Festival, the Flann O’Brien Literary Festival in Strabane and the Swift Satire Festival in Trim.
“The (Palace) Bar was host to a wonderful one-man show by Val O’Donnell, titled ‘Flann’s Yer Only Man’– a short journey through the life and legacy of Flann O’Brien.”
(Eamon Delaney, Sunday Independent)
“His performance in the United Artists Club was informative, lively and thoroughly entertaining.”
(Don’s Dublin, Blog))
“Flanns Yer Only Man, a one-man show by Val O’Donnell, based on the works of Flann O’Brien, was a howl.”
(Irish Eyes on Pencil Stubs online)