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 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 the Flann O’Brien Literary Festival in Strabane, the Swift Satire Festival in Trim and the Cathedral Quarter Festival in Belfast.