Following a very successful presentation of The Great Hunger at The Séamus Ennis Arts Centre last year, Bare Bodkin Theatre Company brings Val O'Donnell's hilarious Flann’s Yer Only Man to Naul for one night only.
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 on October 5th 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, the Swift Satire Festival in Trim and the Cathedral Quarter Festival in Belfast.
“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 Arts 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
"It is an unassuming venue for a theatre but... great theatre and great performances can happen behind any Dublin door.” - The Public Reviews
"It is informative and delightful, what more could you want?” - The Red Curtain Review
"An interesting and witty insight into the life and works of Flann O’Brien” - No More Workhorse