Sarah Smith:
Hear No Evil

venue CSY Architects Marquee
date Saturday 18 June
time 7:45 pm
ticket prices £8 | £6


Hear No Evil is set in 19th century Glasgow and inspired by the real-life, landmark case of the first Deaf person to be tried in a Scottish court. It is the compelling story of Jean Campbell – a young Deaf woman – who is arrested after being seen throwing a child into the River Clyde. Unable to communicate with their silent prisoner, the authorities move her to Edinburgh’s decaying Tolbooth prison. The High Court calls in Robert Kinniburgh, a talented teacher from the Deaf and Dumb Institution, in the hope that he will interpret for them and determine if Jean is fit for trial, and slowly an extraordinary tale emerges. ‘A fascinating exploration of deafness and human values amid the sight, sounds and smells of urban Scotland in 1817,’ wrote Sally Magnusson.


Supported by the
Dr David Summers Charitable Trust

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