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A journey through the Irish bog landscape through scent and touch.

Thursday June 20 - Sunday June 23 | Campbell House Museum

A journey through the Irish bog landscape through scent and touch


“Distillation” is an immersive experience that delves into the themes of climate change, environmental degradation, and humanity’s response to these pressing issues using the Irish bog as its setting. Developed during Casserly’s artist residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, this innovative work integrates storytelling with sensory elements to create an unforgettable performance.


Distillation is about the past, present and dedicated to the future of our broken landscapes – in the hope that by listening to them, we might be able to better understand them.


Performances will be on:

June 20th – 5:30 pm / 8 pm

June 21st – 5:30 pm / 8 pm

June 22nd – 5:30 pm / 8 pm

June 23rd – 5:30 pm / 8 pm


“Distillation takes audiences on a theatrical journey that continues after the curtain drops. Luke Casserly’s beautiful one-man show gives the land agency and audiences hope.”

Washington City Paper


We are very excited you’re considering joining us for Distillation, but before buying, here are some things you should know:

– This is an interactive piece that involves smell and touch.

– The Campbell House Museum is a heritage building without an elevator to the second floor. If you need mobility assistance, please email us at communications@canadaireland.com.

– Each presentation only holds 25 people.


Distillation premiered as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2023. A co-production by Solas Nua & Abbey Theatre, commissioned by Solas Nua. Supported by Goethe-Institut Ireland, with additional development support by IMMA, Druid FUEL, Axis Ballymun, and Backstage Theatre. Developed with the support of an Arts Council Theatre Project Award. Tour generously supported by Culture Ireland.

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