The Agony And The Ecstasy


2017032720180420 (R4)The Agony and the Ecstasy

Coronation Street actress Cherylee Houston is a chronic pain sufferer who uses creativity as a distraction from her condition. As pain is a topic rarely discussed publically, Cherylee sets off on a journey to meet other pain sufferers in order to find out how pain impacts on their creative work. Does pain always have to be a bad thing or can it actually enable creative thought? With contributions from singer songwriter Emily Maguire, writer Jack Thorne, artistic director Elizabeth Newman, performance artist Martin O Brien and pain specialist Professor Anthony Jones.

Produced by Charlotte Riches.

Actress Cherylee Houston explores the link between pain and creativity.

Produced by Charlotte Riches.