Sunday 30 April 2017


Gloucestershire theatre reviews

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

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

The Mousetrap review at Everyman Theatre

Rating: 3.5/5

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

Rating: 3.5/5

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

Rating: 4/5

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

Rating: 4/5

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

Rating: 4.5/5

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

Rating: 4.5/5

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

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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