Ne mobliez mie

(revue van verloren vignetten)

Toneelhuis, FC Bergman

My life has been a fairy tale
(Marie Arconati-Visconti)
When the Marchioness of Arconati-Visconti, née Marie Peyrat, inherited Gaasbeek Castle on the edge of Brussels at the end of the 19th century, she spared no expense or trouble to have it rebuilt and furnished as a Renaissance fairy tale castle from the 15th century. Living in this radical anachronism, the Marchioness seems to have wanted to go back to an age that she cannot possibly have known at first hand.
At the end of her life, Marie Peyrat donated the castle to the State of Belgium; the greater part of her furnishings went to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The bestowal turned out to include an unusual series of glass plate photographs in which the Marchioness posed in her fake castle (with seeming nonchalance, but unmistakably staged) dressed as a medieval boy. 
For FC Bergman, this was the inspiration for a cycle of seven short, impressionistic film tableaux or vignettes. Rather than being a biopic on the historical Marie Peyrat herself, Ne Mobliez Mie is a meditation on an unnamed woman who becomes adept at shapeshifting, spinning a web of alternative identities around herself. Does she want to lose herself? Or is she actually trying to ensure her own existence?
FC Bergman previously explored this material in an exhibition for Gaasbeek Castle, and will now create a new show at the Bourla in which film and theatre interact.
FC Bergman’s film exhibition of the same name, Ne Mobliez Mie, is on view in Gaasbeek Castle until 5 November.

Scenario, regie, ontwerp, concept

  • Stef Aerts
  • Joé Agemans
  • Marie Vinck
  • FC Bergman

production management

  • Celine van der Poel


  • Toneelhuis

with the support of

  • de Tax Shelter van de Belgische federale overheid
  • Look@Leo

All data

  1. Thursday 30 November 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen Premiere
    Sold out
  2. Saturday 2 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  3. Wednesday 6 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  4. Thursday 7 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  5. Friday 8 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  6. Saturday 9 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  7. Sunday 10 December 2023 — 15h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen
  8. Wednesday 13 December 2023 — 20h00 — Bourlaschouwburg, Antwerpen

News about ‘Ne Mobliez Mie’

FC Bergman receives prestigious Silver Lion from La Biennale di Venezia Read • 17 June 2023

FC Bergman receives prestigious Silver Lion from La Biennale di Venezia

We are very proud to announce that FC Bergman, which authors productions that represent an original blend of cinema, literature and the visual arts, has been awarded the Silver Lion. The Lions were approved by the Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia and recommended by the Directors of the Theatre Department Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte (ricci/forte). The awards ceremony will take place on June 17th during the 51st International Theatre Festival which will be held from June 15h to July 1st 2023 in Venice.

Ne mobliez mie Read • 3 May 2023

Ne mobliez mie

Exactly one hundred years after the death of marquise Arconati Visconti, the last owner of the castle, Kasteel van Gaasbeek invites theatre company FC Bergman to create an exhibition for this place.

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