Does he ever open a book at all?

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

The MylesDay team are delighted to announce that Val O’Donnell, a very committed “Friend of Flann” will be gracing the MylesDay celebrations with his presence.  On the day, Val will perform a firm favourite, “Bookhandling” from WAMMA.

Val is well known to have opened several books, sometimes more than one on the same day.

Val has been involved in various aspects of theatre for many years, as an actor, director and adaptor. Recent acting work included Richard 11 (Smock Alley, 2009), The Magic Glasses (St John’s Theatre, Listowel, 2010), Lying in State (Draoicht, 2010) Twelfth Night (T@36, Parnell Square, 2010). He directed The Shadow of a Gunman at T@36 in 2009. Val’s adaptation from the work of Flann O’Brien/Myles na Gopaleen, Time, Gentlemen, Pleaaase! was presented at T@36 in 2006, in connection with the 40th anniversary of the writer’s death. This popular show was revived in 2007. Val has been an occasional contributor to RTE’s Sunday Miscellany.


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