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Final Cut

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5 to 25 July
18h10 à 19h40

Respite on 11, 18,

Intramuros Theater

About Final Cut

“Maternal madness dominated my childhood and teenage years — my father remained in the background, blurry, like his photography negatives which my mother couldn’t bring herself to throw away. Indeed, she had relocated him to the fringes, a ghost whom she had wanted to erase, down to his very name.”
This duo-monologue, full of images and songs, tells the story of a refusal to be broken. Political and domestic worlds intertwine – paranoia in Empires, paranoia in families. Nothing can silence this lively, well-researched and meticulous narrative.

The author Myriam Saduis

Myriam Saduis is a French stage director living in Brussels.  Ingmar Bergman entrusted her with the rights to A Matter of Soul,  which she adapted to the stage in 2008. In  2012, she created La nostalgie de l'avenir (Nostalgia for the future) inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, and led its adaptation and staging at the Théâtre Océan Nord. In 2015, Amor Mundi opened at the Théâtre95 in Cergy-Pontoise, a creation based on Hannah Arendt’s life, in cooperation with Valérie Battaglia. Myriam Saduis has been a professor at the IAD, Institut des Arts de Diffusion, and at Cours Florent in Brussels since 2012.


“[…] This is a troubling and poignant work of art, which Myriam Saduis develops with astonishing detachment, unexpected humour and fascinating historical and literary references. The artist has us hooked from the start thanks to her hypnotic, authoritative gaze, in which we can already glimpse the depths of an enigmatic childhood.”Catherine Makereel - Le Soir - 19/11/2018

“A big moment for theatre […] A clear-headed confession, without exhibitionism, on the art of becoming the master of your own pain.”Christian Jade - RTBF - 19/11/2018

“Final Cut reveals itself to be an encompassing reflection on the major issues of the 20th century, on the questions of building an identity, mixed-race heritage and decolonialisation. However, it is also a thriller full of twists”.Marie Baudet - La Libre - 20/11/2018

"One of the strongest offerings was a theatre production. Myriam Saduis’s affecting Final Cut wove together political and personal history: after her parents’ separation in France, Saduis’ Italian mother kept her from her Tunisian father, going so far as to have him deported. Saduis’s retelling of that story is unsentimental yet skilfully interlaced with literary references. Emotions ran high in the auditorium, where Saduis’ remaining Tunisian family was present." - Financial Times - 08/07/2019


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5 to 25 July
18h10 à 19h40

18.50€ - Full price
13€ - Off price
8€ - Pro price
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Casting :

Myriam Saduis & Pierre Verplancken |

Concept and text:
Myriam Saduis |
Stage direction collaboration:
Isabelle Pousseur |
Artistic advisors:
Magali Pinglaut and Jean-Baptiste Delcourt |

Light design:
Nicolas Marty |
Joachim Thôme |
Jean-Luc Plouvier |
Nancy Naous |
Costumes :
Leila Boukhalfa |
Dramaturgy advisor:
Valérie Battaglia |
Virginie Strub |
Make up and hairstyle:
Katja Piepenstock |

Théâtre Océan Nord |
Défilé a.s.b.l., Coop asbl,
FWB CAPT Service du Théâtre |
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Shelterprod, Taxshelter.be, ING,
Tax-Shelter of Belgian Government


Tour :

June 16, 2019: Théâtre du 4ème Art, Carthage Dance Festical, Tunis |
October 9 and 10, 2019: Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris |
March 20 and 21, 2019: Maison de la Culture de Tournai, Belgium |
March 27, 2019: Théâtre des 4 mains, Beauvechain, Belgium |
February 18, 2020: Bozar, Brussels |
May 12 until May 20, 2020: Théâtre des Quartiers d'Ivry

Avignon Contact (pro only) :
Nathalie Kamoun
+32 496 81 70 00
Press attaché
Isabelle Muraour
06 18 46 67 37


Intramuros Theater
2 rue des écoles
Avignon, 84000 France
carte des lieux de la Manufacture 2018