Edmond was first presented at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2000, with a cast drawn from the University of Warwick. The production, a rare incarnation of Mamet's brooding thriller, was widely acclaimed.
It was featured on the Pleasance's Pick of the Fringe Show; featured in The Times' Pick of Edinburgh three weeks running; and won some superb reviews, albeit from an unusual collection of sources.
David Mamet's dark psychological thriller follows one man's journey through the underworld of New York in the 1980s. Edmond's struggle for identity becomes a struggle for his very survival as he journeys through the bars, peepshows, and street corners in search of a new life. And then he meets a beautiful waitress who could save him. But can he be saved?
This production used stylised sequences of mime and movement and was choreographed to a modern film noir score, making the production more of a psychological journey and the protagonist more sympathetic.
The 'filmic, slick feel' (Stage) and the lighting were developed further in the London version, with a largely new and more experienced company of professionals brought together to make the production all the more spectacular and engaging.