The Forsyte Saga Parts 1 & 2

11 October 2024 to 7 December 2024 Park Theatre

A woman in an elegant, old-fashioned gown runs on a stone pathway toward the camera. Her expression is one of urgency. A grand, lit-up mansion is visible in the background, surrounded by lush gardens and trees. It appears to be evening.

Fiona Hampton, Joseph Millson and Flora Spencer-Longhurst to lead the world premiere of The Forsyte Saga.

Troupe in association with Park Theatre has announced the initial casting for the world première of a new stage adaptation of John Galsworthy’s seminal work, The Forsyte Saga. Leading the company are Fiona Hampton as Irene Forsyte, Joseph Millson as Soames Forsyte and Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Fleur Forsyte.  Josh Roche’s production will be staged in two parts The Forsyte Saga Part 1: Irene and The Forsyte Saga Part 2: Fleur. The production opens in Park200 at Park Theatre on 19 October 2024, with previews from 11 October 2024, and runs until 7 December 2024.

The Forsyte Saga Part 1: Irene and The Forsyte Saga Part 2: Fleur will play across alternate nights and run consecutively on matinee days. Full casting will be announced shortly.

‘’Now I know what Soames did, what my father did, I will never be able to not know it.’’   

London, 1886.  Wealthy solicitor Soames Forsyte is a man of property, and his beautiful wife Irene is his most prized possession. When he commissions an architect to build him a house in which to keep her, the cracks in their marriage finally begin to show, until something happens so shocking that it tears the Forsyte family apart. Years later, Soames’ daughter Fleur is haunted by the family secret when history begins to repeat itself…  

John Galsworthy’s classic story The Forsyte Saga is newly dramatised for the stage in two parts by Shaun McKenna and Lin Coghlan, bringing the unheard female voices to the fore for the first time. Spanning 40 years from the last gasp of the Victorian age to the beginning of the roaring 1920s, this is an epic tale of sex, money and power. The Forsyte Saga was famously televised by the BBC in 1967 and was again serialised by ITV in 2002. Shaun McKenna and Lin Coghlan adapted the novels for BBC Radio 4 in 2016 under the title The Forsytes.

The Forsyte Saga Part 1: Irene and The Forsyte Saga Part 2: Fleur

Friday 11 October - Saturday 7 December 2024

Park Theatre, Park 200, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

Tickets: The Forsyte Saga Parts 1 & 2 - Park Theatre