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On The Exhale

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 26 Jul, 20:00

Advisory age: 14+

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by Martín Zimmerman
in association with New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

like a child
a weapon won't be satisfied
until it dominates your every thought

After a devastating school shooting, a woman develops an obsession that begins to take over every aspect of her existence. The UK premier of Martín Zimmerman’s “startlingly original” (New York Times) play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence directed by double Fringe First Award winner Christopher Haydon (Grounded & The Christians).

South Street is delighted to exclusively preview this brand new theatre show, from the acclaimed team behind 'Grounded', ahead of it's European premier at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

On The Exhale is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD. It is supported using public funds from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Please note: Strictly no latecomers. Please arrive in plenty of time. Running time is approximately 70 minutes without an interval.

Join us in the bar after the show for our Theatre Club. Find out more here.

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On the Exhale

On the Exhale


  • “Director Christopher Haydon precision-guides the show to a stratospheric level of theatrical intensity.”

    The Telegraph (on Grounded)

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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