Flann O'Brien at the Lyric Players' Theatre


The Theatre Archive Document of the Month for June is from the Lyric Theatre, Belfast archive and is an unproduced script of a play by Myles na gCopaleen, but with a cover note giving the author's full name, being Brian O'Nolan.

The document is an original typescript of a play adapted from the short story "Two in One", later used as a television script for an RTÉ Television play screened in 1962. It is part of the Lyric Theatre, Belfast archive and is arranged within the series of 'Unproduced Scripts'.  The play is 17 pages in length and written in four parts.  No covering letter or correspondence is attached to the script between O'Nolan and the Lyric Theatre and/or Mary O'Malley, the theatre's founder and director.

The script can be requested for viewing at the James Hardiman Library, item number: T4/447

For the Lyric Theatre, Belfast Archive catalogue in full, click here

Flann O'Brien/ Myles na Gopaleen Script