Friday 15 December 2017


Gloucestershire theatre reviews

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

Enjoy a sprinkling of fairy tale magic at the Roses Theatre. All images © Jack Boskett.

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Roses Theatre review

Featuring sparkling sets, singalong songs and a sprinkling of magic, Sleeping Beauty was a dream of a pantomime at the Roses...

Enjoy a festive celebration of Gloucestershire past and present at the Everyman Theatre.

A Gloucestershire Midwinter review at Everyman Theatre

A delightfully seasonal show complete with Christmas carols, mummers, wassailing and even a sprinkling of snow, A Gloucestershire...

Dick Whittington and His Cat is a simply irresistible show. All images © Antony Thompson, Thousand Word Media.

Dick Whittington and His Cat review at Everyman Theatre

From London Town to foreign shores, with a good dose of Gloucestershire for good measure, Dick Whittington transported audiences...

SoGlos’s Monday was brightened up thanks to How The Other Half Loves.

How The Other Half Loves review

Combining farce, slapstick and laugh-out-loud comedy, Alan Ayckbourn’s How The Other Half Loves is an unmissable tour de force...

The Kite Runner was atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling at the Everyman Theatre.

The Kite Runner review

Blending themes of family and friendship against a backdrop of political and personal turmoil, The Kite Runner at the Everyman...

Gifford’s Circus Any Port in a Storm review, the best show yet?

Giffords Circus Any Port in a Storm review

Despite an uncertain forecast, Any Port in a Storm brightened up a damp British summer with its tempestuous 2017 tour – delivering...

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

Watermill Theatre's Romeo and Juliet review at Everyman Theatre

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

© Bill Kenwright Productions.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat review

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

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

Twenty One Pounds review at Everyman Theatre

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

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

A Judgement In Stone review at Everyman Theatre

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

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

Abigail's Party at Everyman Theatre review

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

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

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

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

Rain or Shine’s Hound of the Baskervilles review

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Sound of Music review at Everyman Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

Giffords Circus The Painted Wagon review

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

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

SoGlos put its sleuthing skills to the test at The Mousetrap at Everyman Theatre.

The Mousetrap review at Everyman Theatre

There was murder at the Everyman Theatre this week, and SoGlos set out to solve the case, when the top secret whodunit play,...

SoGlos takes a look into the not-so-distant future with King Charles III play at Everyman Theatre.

King Charles III review at Everyman Theatre

Peppered with Shakespearean allusions, raising timely topics, and providing plenty to talk about, SoGlos heads to the Olivier...

A plot that wouldn’t look out of place in a soap, SoGlos reviews The Perfect Murder. Images © Darren Bell.

The Perfect Murder at Everyman Theatre review

From Albert Square to the Everyman Theatre stage, Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace presented Peter James’ tale of marriage,...

Audiences can look forward to an uplifting love story with a happy ending.

Cinderella pantomime at Roses Theatre review

Flying carriages, dazzling costumes, and stunning singing made for a magical performance of Cinderella at Tewkesbury’s...

Roses Theatre is unrecognisable after its modernising makeover.

Roses Theatre refurbishment review

With stylish new interiors, a delicious café, and modernised facilities, Tewkesbury’s Roses Theatre has secured its position...

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

Cinderella pantomime at Everyman Theatre review

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

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

Shawshank Redemption review

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

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

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

Rain or Shine’s The Tempest review

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

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