On The Exhale

China Plate and Audible present

On The Exhale

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).


“Director Christopher Haydon precision-guides the show to a stratospheric level of theatrical intensity.” (The Telegraph on Grounded)

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.

Creative team

Creative team

Writer | Martín Zimmerman

Director | Christopher Haydon     

Designer | Frankie Bradshaw        

Lighting Designer | Colin Grenfell

Sound Designer | Donato Wharton         

Assistant Director | Monique Touko

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Dates & Venues

26th Jul 2018 - 27th Jul 2018South Street Arts, Reading 
2nd Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018Traverse, Edinburgh 
28th Aug 2018 - 1st Sep 2018Oxford Playhouse