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What I do:
GradCo was founded in 2008 by Vivienne Buckley and Rhys Matthews. Their mission is to encourage talent back to Wales.
A little more about me:
GradCo exists to:
a)Produce quality affordable theatre for audiences in Wales
b)Tour productions to promote the Welsh theatre scene
c)Provide employment to graduates of Specialist Colleges, helping to bridge the gap from training to a professional career
d)Commission new writing
e)Teach and promote the power of theatre in educational settings through workshops and the production of youth performance
South Wales
Projects I’m working on:
Currently we are mentoring Critical Ambition - a new theatre company producing their first piece 'The Man'.
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GradCo's Blog

GradCo announce new production for September

10 years after it's world premiere in Chicago, GradCo is proud to present The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown in the Depot Studio at the Grand Theatre, Swansea on September 7th and 8th, 2011.


Newly published author Jamie and aspiring actress Cathy, tell the story of their five year relationship in opposite directions and from very different viewpoints.  This celebrated two-hander musical reminds us that it is possible to feel claustrophobically…


Posted on August 4, 2011 at 1:08

GradCo teams up with Coleg Powys to offer specialist Performing Arts training

Viv Buckley, Artistic Director of GradCo and former coordinator of Performing Arts at Gorseinon College has teamed up with Coleg Powys to offer a series of specialist Performing Arts vocational courses.

The courses will run out of Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon and start in September 2011.  Courses have been designed to suit a variety of needs and range from full time provision to part time.

On a Friday, Viv will be running a specialist course for people wanting to gain access to…


Posted on August 3, 2011 at 1:47

Marilyn's Shadow

Since last Monday The Graduate Theatre Company has been rehearsing at Swansea Met for its latest project.…


Posted on June 27, 2010 at 8:59

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

Wales Graduate Theatre Company

10 days

10 actors

15 Welsh graduates of specialist colleges

1 busy theatre

1 lovely party


1 Company Launched

Thank you to all of you who watched the piece at the Taliesin Arts Centre last night, we hope you enjoyed the work.

And thank you to all of you who helped us celebrate the launch of our Company at the party afterwards. Your support and enthusiasm was greatly… Continue

Posted on September 11, 2009 at 0:48

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

Wales Graduate Theatre Company

Day 9: Technical Rehearsal. Today’s blog is written by Viv Buckley (Director)

Things I have learnt today:

Good Stage Managers are worth twice their weight in gold.

Lighting Designers can make the world of difference to every aspect of a piece of theatre.

The training Production Students get from Gorseinon College is second to none in the FE sector.

Parking in Swansea University is not easy.

Ten boys on a space… Continue

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

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At 9:45 on November 2, 2014, GradCo said…

Please look up Critical Ambition and their latest production of 'The Man'! We are in the process of helping them with their first venture and are very much liking what we see!! 

At 13:02 on January 23, 2013, GradCo said…

Happy New Year NTW!

At 6:01 on January 19, 2012, bridget keehan said…

Hi Viv,

Be great to meet and chat, let me know when you might be free for a cuppa, ideally in Barry...



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