Thursday 23 March 2017


Gloucestershire reviews

Read independent Gloucestershire reviews written by SoGlos’s experienced journalists.

Bursting with festive magic, Cinderella saw Christmas arrive at Everyman Theatre.

Cinderella pantomime at Everyman Theatre review

Rating: 4.5/5

Complete with stunning sets, colourful costumes, fabulous songs, a happily ever after, and plenty of silly fun from Tweedy,...

Alan Davies delivered another hilarious performance during his return to Cheltenham.

Alan Davies at Cheltenham Town Hall review

Rating: 4.5/5

The traumas of soft play, horrors of male changing rooms, and woes of adolescence, television comedian, Alan Davies, returned...

Harry Potter fans saw the wall on which these ominous words were etched in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Pottering Around The Cathedral review

Rating: 4.5/5

Brooms, Butterbeer and behind-the-scenes secrets were all part of a magical evening Pottering Around Gloucester Cathedral.

Bill Kenwright Productions proved brave to tackle a film as popular as Shawshank Redemption at Everyman Theatre.

Shawshank Redemption review

Rating: 3.5/5

Celebrating 21 years of the monumentally successful film, Bill Kenwright Productions proved brave to tackle a story as popular...

Trailblazing sci-fi on stage, the Touring Consortium Theatre Company tackles Huxley’s Brave New World at Everyman Theatre.

Brave New World review

Rating: 4.5/5

Tackling uncomfortable themes and breathing new life into stage performances, the Touring Consortium Theatre Company transported...

SoGlos soaked up the diversity of the Cheltenham Literature Festival in yet another world-class cultural celebration.

Cheltenham Literature Festival review

Rating: 4.5/5

Spanning 10-days of literary legends, celebrity signings, selfie opportunities and books galore, SoGlos soaked up the diversity...

Forget the Bake Off, SoGlos took part in the first ever Great British Batter Off at Simpsons.

SoGlos takes on the Simpsons Great British Batter Off challenge

Rating: 4.5/5

SoGlos went behind the scenes at Simpsons Fish & Chips to compete in the first ever Great British Batter Off – learning more...

Racecourse horrors and supportive spectators, see how soGlos’s Alice got on at the Cheltenham Half Marathon.

Cheltenham Half Marathon review

Rating: 4/5

A beautiful bright day, hundreds of supportive spectators, and some much-needed distractions at the Racecourse kept SoGlos’s...

The Rain or Shine cast’s alfresco performance was a true theatrical treat.

Rain or Shine’s The Tempest review

Rating: 4.5/5

Magic, mischief and mirth were all part of a mesmerising production of The Tempest, performed by Gloucestershire touring company...

Italian eatery Carluccio’s has revamped picnicking into a luxurious dining experience.

Carluccio’s Picnic Review

Rating: 4/5

Packed with antipasti, pancetta tarts, Piedmont biscotti and pretty perfect focaccia, Carluccio’s gourmet picnic hamper transforms...

Bright and downright bizarre, Jenny Wren Productions entertained at the Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival.

Twelfth Night review

Rating: 3.5/5

Jenny Wren Productions returned to Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival with a bright and downright bizarre version of Twelfth...

SoGlos headed to Cheltenham’s newest cafe, The County Kitchen, and discovered a child-friendly vibe and great value menu.

The County Kitchen review

Rating: 4/5

With a relaxed family-friendly vibe, a great value menu and super-speedy service, just off the High Street, SoGlos headed to...

Pimms, sunshine and a Gloucestershire Cricket win, SoGlos soaks up the atmosphere at Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2015.

Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2015 review

Rating: 4/5

Seeking out the Pimms tent and vowing to learn a little more about the rules of cricket, SoGlos headed to the Cheltenham Cricket...

SoGlos headed to Carluccio’s in Cheltenham to savour the tastes of Italy closer to home.

Carluccio's Cheltenham review

Rating: 4/5

After its hotly anticipated opening at Regent Arcade in Cheltenham this spring, SoGlos ventured to Italian eatery Carluccio’s...

SoGlos escaped with its life in The National Star’s Thriller Run, tackling zombies, the Slide of Death and more.

Thriller Run review

Rating: 4/5

Facing determined zombies, the Slide of Death and a freezing swamp, the SoGlos team ran for their lives in this year’s...

Taboo topics and the unspoken, the Everyman Theatre Production Company triumphed with its take on Mrs Warren’s Profession.

Mrs Warren's Profession review

Rating: 4.5/5

Exploring the unspoken and taking on one of Shaw’s most pioneering pieces of work, the Everyman Theatre Production Company...

Ballet Cymru demonstrated talent and athletic agility with their refreshingly original adaptation.

Ballet Cymru’s Cinderella review at the Roses Theatre

Rating: 4/5

Ballet Cymru breathed new life into a timeless classic with its uplifting interpretation of Cinderella at The Roses Theatre,...

Enjoy a pampering treatment in the spa before tucking into a spot of afternoon tea.

The Montpellier Chapter Spa Afternoon Delight review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos enjoyed the chance to relax in The Montpellier Chapter Spa before indulging in a decadent spot of afternoon tea, which...

Wychwood Festival 2015: three days of family fun, not forgetting some great music too.

Wychwood Festival review

Rating: 4.5/5

More than meets the music line-up eye, SoGlos finds out why Wychwood Festival is a firm fixture in families’ summer plans –...

Bizarre anecdotes and sardonic wit, read SoGlos’s review on Dylan Moran’s show, Off the Hook, at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Dylan Moran at Cheltenham Town Hall review

Rating: 4/5

Giving up smoking, putting on weight and being forced onto the ‘bus’ into middle aged life, Dylan Moran brought...

Three tiers of treats await at The Wharf House’s tantalising afternoon tea.

The Wharf House afternoon tea review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos tucks into a springtime afternoon tea at the waterside Wharf House in Over, complete with rare sunshine, some of the...

Paying homage to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre performed a beautiful show at Cheltenham’s Everyman.

To Kill a Mockingbird review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4/5

One of the most revered novels of the 20th century, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird displayed...

The hearty Sunday roasts at The Old Spot Inn hit the spot for a lazy weekend lunch.

The Old Spot Inn review

Rating: 3.5/5

The cosy surroundings, relaxed atmosphere and hearty grub at The Old Spot Inn in Dursley providing the perfect setting for...

Headlong Theatre Company returned to the Everyman Theatre with its take on David Hare’s The Absence of War.

The Absence of War review

Rating: 3.5/5

Sharply satirical and tackling topical issues, The Headlong Theatre Company breathed new life into David Hare’s The Absence...

SoGlos went along to A View from the Bridge to celebrate the centenary of playwright, Arthur Miller.

A View from the Bridge review

Rating: 4/5

With intense acting and a play brimming with tension, the Touring Consortium Theatre Company triumphed in celebrating Arthur...

Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham are the comedy duo behind The Thinking Drinkers.

The Thinking Drinker's Guide to the Legends of Liquor review

Rating: 4/5

The Thinking Drinker’s Guide to the Legends of Liquor stopped by for laughs and drop of the hard stuff at Cheltenham Town Hall,...

The Agatha Christie Company celebrated ten years of high quality Agatha Christie productions with And Then There Were None.

And Then There Were None review

Rating: 4/5

Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, And Then There Were None, tested the amateur sleuthing skills of SoGlos’s finest,...

Camp Dracula provided a comedic element at The Circus of Horrors at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Circus of Horrors Night of the Zombie show review

Rating: 3/5

Complete with sword swallowers, fire dancing and ‘taking the extreme to the mainstream’, Circus of Horrors brought its Night...

SoGlos braved The Woman in Black at Everyman Theatre to see if it lived up to its hype.

The Woman in Black review

Rating: 4/5

The most terrifying theatre experience in the world? SoGlos anxiously joined the Everyman Theatre audience to discover whether...

The HydroPeptide facial at Affinity Beauty will leave skin feeling hydrated and nourished.

Affinity Beauty Review

Rating: 4/5

From a classic hot stone massage to an ultra modern HydroPeptide facial, a visit to Affinity Beauty in Cheltenham provided...

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