Flann’s Yer Only Man is based on the life and work of Flann O’Brien, aka Myles na Gopaleen, aka Brian O’Nolan (1911-1966), widely regarded as Ireland’s finest satirist since Jonathan Swift.
Val 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 Street, Dublin on 5 October 2011, the centenary of the writer’s birth. Since then, as well as theatre performances in 25 venues across the country, it has played at Listowel Writers’ Week Literary Festival, the Flann O’Brien Literary Festival in Strabane, the Cathedral Quarter Festival in Belfast and the Swift Satire Festival in Trim.