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Friday 20 October 2017

Play on the life of Flann O'Brien

By Esther Hayden

There will be a very special night in Wexford Arts Centre on March 26 at 8pm when Bare Bodkin Theatre Company present Val O' Donnell's hilarious Flann's Yer Only Man.

The production is 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.

The play was first performed in the Palace Bar, Fleet St., Dublin in 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 and the Swift Satire Festival.

Tickets costing €15 can be booked at www.wexfordartscentre.ie or 053 9123764.

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