The Creative Life Show
About This Show
Joanna Pieters talks to outstanding thinkers, creators, innovators and people who have created extraordinary things. They share their stories of how they keep their creativity alive, their own journey into frustration and stuck-ness, and how they returned to flow. In addition, you’ll discover the latest thinking on innovation, brain science and creative productivity. Whether you want to revolutionise your job, inspire your team, complete a novel or start a business, the Creative Life Show gives you the practical tools, the inspiration, resources and motivation to unleash your most powerful creative expression. Get more resources, inspiration and motivation at www.creativelifeshow.com.
Most Recent Episode
How to do a show 1700 times and still stay creative, with William Rycroft
2 days ago
Imagine signing up to perform a show 8 times a week for 6 months. Then imagine doing it for a year more, and another and another, but still having to keep your performance as fresh as the first night. William Rycroft did just that, clocking up an extraordinary 1700 performances in the award-winning theatre show War Horse.Will joins me to talk about exactly how he kept his creativity alive day after day, as well as the terrifying experience of realising that he'd become too comfortable with it.We talk about going to sleep on stage and why being able to do something on auto-pilot is so dangerous. You'll learn what what you do when you think you've exhausted every creative possibility you can think of. We also talk about how a performance in William's final week was the most nerve-wracking experience in his life, and why his experience was the greatest thrill he could imagine as an actor.If you're in any kind of job that has repetitive work, you'll find this episode hugely inspiring. Where do you look for new ideas? Where do you start when you realise you've tumbled into a rut? And you'll learn how to turn your experience, as Will did, into learning about stretching yourself and challenging yourself, in ways you never dreamed possible.Kick-start your own creativity with 15 days of creative inspiration, free at creativelifeshow.com. Click to view: show notes and transcript