Following a very successful presentation of The Great Hunger at the Festival last year, Bare Bodkin Theatre Co brings Val O’ Donnell’s hilarious Flann’s Yer Only Man to the Cathedral Quarter for one night only on Monday 2nd May at 8.00pm.
Flann’s Yer Only Man is an entertainment 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 on5 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.