Tuesday 25 July 2017


Gloucestershire reviews

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

Romeo and Juliet provided a brilliant theatre experience complete with live music. © Scott Rylander.

Watermill Theatre's Romeo and Juliet review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4.5/5

Never was a story of more woe, than Juliet and her Romeo – and never a more innovative production of the play than Watermill...

SoGlos enjoyed Holst Birthplace’s new gramophone exhibition.

Holst Birthplace Museum review

Rating: 4/5

Evoking sounds and sights of the past, Holst Birthplace Museum offers the chance to step back in history, with genuine artefacts,...

SoGlos went to sample the menu new Shipsont-on-Stour eatery, The Bower House.

The Bower House review

Rating: 4.5/5

SoGlos went to sample new kid on the block, The Bower House – a foodie’s heaven in the Cotswold market town of Shipston-on-Stour.

© Bill Kenwright Productions.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat review

Rating: 5/5

With a crash of drums and flash of light, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat burst onto Everyman Theatre’s...

Cheltenham Science Festival delivered another fantastic programme.

Cheltenham Science Festival review

Rating: 4.5/5

From fingerprinting fun and taking a seat on the jury, to astounding food facts and inspirational mental health heroes, SoGlos...

A small cast and a powerful performance, Twenty One Pounds delighted audiences.

Twenty One Pounds review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4.5/5

A true story addressing Gloucestershire’s slave history, Twenty One Pounds saw a small cast tackle a monumental topic...

The SoGlos team tackled trampolines and a Ninja Run at Airborne!

SoGlos takes on the Airborne Trampoline Park challenge

Rating: 4.5/5

A team trip which had everyone jumping for joy, and working up a sweat, Airborne Trampoline Park in Cheltenham offered an afternoon...

Sophie Ward portrayed shy housekeeper Eunice Parchman brilliantly. © Mark Yeoman.

A Judgement In Stone review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4/5

Tackling important issues of social class against a thrilling backdrop of murder, mystery and madness, Bill Kenwright’s...

SoGlos enjoyed top class performances, including Gregory Porter, during the Jazz Festival.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017 review

Rating: 4.5/5

Bringing an exciting mix of musicians to town, Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017 proved once again why this annual event is such...

SoGlos enjoyed sampling the brunch menu at The Hangar in Upper Rissington.

The Hangar review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos jumped at the chance to indulge in a spot of brunch at The Hangar, a brand new Cotswold café located in Upper Rissington.

The team headed to Ian Coley’s shooting school to try out its Have-A-Go package.

SoGlos takes on Ian Coley's Have-A-Go shooting challenge

Rating: 4/5

There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition to get a rainy Wednesday off to a sporting start, with SoGlos taking...

The five-strong cast worked seamlessly together during a flawless performance.

Abigail's Party at Everyman Theatre review

Rating: 5/5

With a splash of gin, a blast of Donna Summer, and the twinkle of fibre optic lights, Abigail’s Party breathed new life,...

Take a trip to the circus during Italian drama, La Strada.

La Strada review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4.5/5

Blending themes of love and loss with dazzling circus lights, La Strada transported audiences during a moving and mesmerising...

Liza Goddard excelled in the lead role of A Passionate Woman. © Anthony Thompson, Thousand Word Media.

A Passionate Woman at Everyman Theatre review

Rating: 4.5/5

Blending nostalgia, romance and comedy, A Passionate Woman triumphed in its humorous but honest portrayal of ageing, family...

One Grove owner, Lucy Whitehead, and Pilates manager, Jojo Stephenson, in action.

One Grove Pilates and yoga review

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos’s deputy editor, Anna Marshall, headed to Cheltenham’s latest yoga and Pilates business, One Grove, to find...

Spectacle of Light made its debut at Sudeley Castle this month. Get the lowdown from SoGlos’ group publisher.

Spectacle of Light 2016 review

Rating: 4/5

There’s a shiny new festive event in town, but does the first ever Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle live up to it its glowing...

Rain or Shine’s winter show, Hound of the Baskervilles offered feel-good fun.

Rain or Shine’s Hound of the Baskervilles review

Rating: 4/5

Boasting mystery, mayhem, and plenty of mirth, Rain or Shine’s winter show, Hound of the Baskervilles, offered an evening of...

Jack and the Beanstalk offered a delightful show for all ages. © www.thousandworldmedia.com.

Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 5/5

From Cheltenhamville to a galaxy far, far away, SoGlos climbed the beanstalk into A Cloud Cuckoo Land filled with mischief,...

We buckled up for an exciting off-road adventure at Land Rover Experience.

SoGlos takes on the Land Rover Experience challenge

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos buckled up for a bumpy ride, revved its engines and trundled over the border to Eastnor Castle, for a scenic and at...

Dark humour, killer plants, gore and more, Little Shop of Horrors was a monster of a show at Everyman Theatre.

The Little Shop of Horrors review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 5/5

Boasting dark humour, clever puppetry and a quirky storyline, the morbid musical, The Little Shop of Horrors, came alive at...

Unfathomable stamina and an impressive acting range, Reece Shearsmith stole the show in The Dresser.

The Dresser review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4/5

Boasting poignant moments, dark humour and a flawless performance from Reece Shearsmith, The Dresser received a rapturous response...

A must for gastronomes, make your way to Eckington Manor for its Masterchef Menu series.

Eckington Manor Masterchef Menu review

Rating: 4.5/5

Charcoal emulsion, cotton candy and a contentious tomato salad that cut the television judges in two, SoGlos tucked into Masterchef:...

The Sound of Music went down as one of SoGlos’s favourite things at Everyman Theatre.

The Sound of Music review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4.5/5

Stunning sets, beautiful music and flawless singing were just a few of SoGlos’s favourite things when The Sound of Music...

We laced up our boots and tackled Brickhampton Court’s Footgolf challenge.

SoGlos takes on the Brickhampton Court Footgolf challenge

Rating: 4/5

SoGlos laced up its trainers, practiced its keepie-uppies and got the red cards at the ready, before heading to Brickhampton...

Rain or Shine delivering another sensational summer performance with A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Rain or Shine's A Midsummer Night's Dream review

Rating: 4/5

With circus elements, facetious fisticuffs, and plenty of laughs, Rain or Shine Theatre Company took its magical summer production...

Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley showcased recipes from their new book at No. 38 The Park.

The Lucky Onion Club Presents... Hemsley + Hemsley review

Rating: 4/5

Championing simple food that’s delicious and good for you, Hemsley + Hemsley hosted a lunch and supper club at Cheltenham’s...

Giffords took up residence within the glorious grounds of Sudeley Castle.

Giffords Circus The Painted Wagon review

Rating: 5/5

Astonishing acrobatics, jaw-dropping stunts and plenty of silly slapstick, Giffords Circus brought the plains of the wild west...

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house for The Father at Everyman Theatre.

The Father review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 4/5

Tackling tough issues, using clever staging and culminating in an emotional final scene, audiences were reaching for the tissues...

Marking its 20th anniversary, Cheltenham Jazz Festival celebrated in style in 2016. © McPherson Stevens.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2016 review

Rating: 4/5

With six days of bold, beautiful and brilliant music, Cheltenham came alive with the sound of music when the Cheltenham Jazz...

It was hard to find fault with The White Spoon’s sensational Sunday lunch.

The White Spoon Sunday lunch review

Rating: 5/5

Sometimes you can believe the hype, a usually cynical SoGlos discovered, tucking into ‘the best Sunday lunch in Cheltenham’...

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