Month: January 2017

Last year at tssreviews

I sailed through 2016 blogging away quite happily. I have a new blog too http://illustrating-business.ghost.io/. But as far as TSS goes I think it is still relevant in both the creative industry and the business world, though I think the bubble has very much burst between bloggers in general and their PR partners in a commercial sense. The water has been muddied somewhat. Despite this,  I have managed to publish regular posts under an array of different categories. More importantly, I very much hope I’m still entertaining and inspiring readers Here’s a few highlights from 2016 Top review was of Portugal’s Hotel Miragem Cascais. Read it here I like ‘things’ and I talk about ‘things’ a lot. I have probably featured more than 365 little things over the course of 2016 if you were to add them up. There’s the jigsaw puzzle reviews of course, but there were also things like paperback books; scented candles; subscription box bits; shiny things; pretty things; practical things; technical things; large things with small components, potatoes (yes potatoes), and …

An Interview with Actor, Writer and Producer, Daniel Taylor

About Daniel Taylor Daniel Taylor is known for playing Sammy in Blood Brothers (West End and national tour). Read our previously published review of that tour date in Coventry here. Also Mickey in Alan Bleasdale’s production of Down the Dock Road (Royal Court, Liverpool). In Autumn 2016, Taylor toured the UK, US and Canada in the title role of stage production Lennon: Through A Glass Onion. About The Tommy Cooper Show Daniel Taylor is currently touring the UK with his own production The Tommy Cooper Show, a three-hander based on the life of the late comedian. Co-written by Taylor himself, along with playwright Ian Carroll, The Tommy Cooper Show takes us on a journey from Cooper’s days in the army right up to the height of his national TV stardom. The Tommy Cooper Show remains a celebration of what made Cooper such a national treasure who brought joy and laughter to the British public. Note: The production has the blessing of Tommy Cooper’s estate and his daughter Vicky. The show returns to Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn …

An Interview with playwright Satinder Chohan

Interview with Satinder Chohan, Writer of Made in India,  a new play which explores the issue of commercial surrogacy through the eyes of three different women. Currently in rehearsal with an all-female cast, Made in India is set to make its world premiere at the Belgrade Theatre this January. Made in India runs at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry from Tues 24 Jan to Sat 4 Feb What inspired you to write Made in India? I was applying for the Adopt A Playwright award and had less than 24 hours to find an idea before the deadline. Reading through newspapers for ideas (always an excellent research tool), I read a shocking article about a white, middle class English woman who paid an Indian village surrogate to birth her baby and had described her surrogate as a ‘vessel’. With my Indian village roots, the surrogate could have been any number of my female relatives or if my parents hadn’t emigrated to the UK, even me. The story was loaded with so much conflicting emotion, culture and politics, …

Best of British – *Fit 4 Nothing Gym* 500 Piece Puzzle

– it’s not always easy reviewing jigsaw puzzles but this product review has bags of personality and is written by Kay N from Leicestershire UK I can imagine anyone joining ‘Fit 4 Nothing’ would look forward to burning off the calories and then adding a few more before leaving. The opportunity to utilise the cake machine would be a good reason to revisit and you could start the process all over again. An extremely good quality, colourful and highly amusing jigsaw which I very much enjoyed doing. Not just for the visual jokes which are funny in themselves but also the signs and advertisements on the walls and screens. Some of the jokes are obvious but some are very subtle and have to be searched for. Looking for the jokes I find is just as enjoyable as completing the puzzle itself, so the enjoyment and entertainment is twofold. All in all an excellent medium ability puzzle. Review also appears at Ravensburger PC