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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…

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Added by GradCo on August 4, 2011 at 12:08 — No Comments

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…

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Added by GradCo on August 3, 2011 at 12:47 — No Comments

Marilyn's Shadow

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

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Added by GradCo on June 27, 2010 at 19:59 — No Comments

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



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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

Added by GradCo on September 11, 2009 at 11:48 — No Comments

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

Added by GradCo on September 9, 2009 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

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One week after first meeting the core group of actors we have found ourselves at the final day of rehearsals. Today’s blog was written by Vivienne Buckley (Director)



A conversation with a security guard/site foreman/estates manager, a bacon roll, a football, another actor, a choreographer, a rave, a discussion about the coast, a pub, 3 glasses, 3 newspapers, cigarettes, lighters, loud music, a photographer, photographs, poses, back to the… Continue

Added by GradCo on September 8, 2009 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

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Today's blog is written by Rhys Matthews, co Artistic Director





Today we were joined by another six actors who make up the ensemble of the company. Although we have only had six days to put the piece on it's feet and get a basic shape, both Viv and I are very pleased at the quality of work that is being produced. It is also credit to the 11 actors who have worked so well together and thrown themselves into a speedy process! Although our… Continue

Added by GradCo on September 7, 2009 at 21:00 — No Comments

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

Wales Graduate Theatre Company



Today’s blog is written by Vivienne Buckley (Director)



The piece is now up and running, after only 5 full days of rehearsing. We ran on Friday, and both Matthew and I were really pleased with the amount of work we had already created. This weekend has seen us really focus on the detail and structure of the scenes containing the core group of actors.



We are all really excited that the rest of the cast will be joining us tomorrow at… Continue

Added by GradCo on September 6, 2009 at 21:07 — No Comments

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

Wales Graduate Theatre Company



Today's blog was written by Mair George ASM



Rehearsal week has arrived! It’s great to be in the rehearsal room in Swansea Metropolitan and to meet the first group of people to work on the project. This week the core group of actors have all assembled with Viv our director and Gemma Thomas our Stage Manager.



After the initial getting to know one another the real work begins. In 7 days we’ll be performing in front of an expectant… Continue

Added by GradCo on September 3, 2009 at 22:25 — No Comments

Out of the Goldfish Bowl

Wales Graduate Theatre Company:



Rehearsals began today with the core group of actors: Chris Jared (Guildhall Graduate), Rhodri Lewis (RWCMD Graduate), Jason Marc-Williams (GSA Graduate), Rhys Matthews (RADA Graduate) and Kristian Phillips (Bristol Old Vic Graduate)



Day 1 has been really exciting, seeing actors, from a variety of Specialist Colleges, bring different approaches, skills and ideas to the table. Starting to really unpick some of the themes in Thomas’ rich… Continue

Added by GradCo on September 1, 2009 at 21:39 — No Comments

Wales Graduate Theatre Company

We are now, three weeks before the Launch Project, 'Out of the Goldfish Bowl' on 10th September at the Taliesin Arts Centre. We are delighted that the core 5 actors have today been confirmed as Rhys Matthews, Chris Jared, Rhodri Lewis, Kristian Phillips and Jason Marc-Williams. Graduates from 5 different Specialist Colleges. The ensemble members are also nearly confirmed. Exciting times.

For more information about the Company please look at our Facebook page.

Added by GradCo on August 13, 2009 at 11:14 — No Comments

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