Here's Who's Starring in World Premiere 2-Part Adaptation of John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga | Playbill

London News Here's Who's Starring in World Premiere 2-Part Adaptation of John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga

Originally published in the early 1900s, Galsworthy won the 1932 Nobel Prize in Literature for the masterwork.

John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga, which will come to London's Park Theatre in two parts, has announced its principal cast. 

The world premiere adaptation by Shaun McKenna and Lin Coghlan will be staged from October 11 through December 7, with opening night set for October 19. The two plays will play across alternate nights, with consecutive runs on matinee days.

Titled The Forsyte Saga Part 1: Irene and The Forsyte Saga Part 2: Fleur, both plays will be directed by Josh Roche. 

Leading the company will be Fiona Hampton as Irene Forsyte, Joseph Millson as Soames Forsyte and Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Fleur Forsyte. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Set in 1886 London, the saga centers on Soames Forsyte, a wealthy solicitor and man of property, and his wife Irene, who he considers to be his prized possession. Years later, their daughter Fleur is forced to confront the families shocking secret when history begins to repeat itself. Spanning the 40 years of immense change between the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of the Roaring '20s, the epic directly dissects the concepts of class, respectability, and possessive patriarchy.

The Forsyte Saga won Galsworthy the 1932 Nobel Prize in Literature, and was previously televised by the BBC in 1967. It was again serialized by ITV in 2002. McKenna and Coghlan have both previously adapted the novels for BBC Radio 4 in 2016 under the title The Forsytes.

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