For this week’s MondayMemories we are with Carl Dunnington, Head of Drama at Poole Grammar School, as he shares the importance of Lighthouse to his work... 

Having worked as a Drama teacher in Poole for the past seven years, Lighthouse has been a vital arts centre for our students at Poole and Parkstone Grammar Schools, giving them the opportunity to see great theatre on their own doorsteps without the cost of travel.  

"I have many great memories of some superb productions both with our students and my own children – Justin Fletcher (Mr Tumble) Live was a definite highlight! However, my greatest and proudest memory was standing in the wings watching our talented boys, including Ollie Hart with a great French accent, perform Henry V brilliantly directed by Rohan Gotobed with tech support from Harrison Brodie, for the Shakespeare Schools Festival. It was such a great collaboration of different skills.  

"Please help save this theatre for the next generation of theatre performers.” 

(Generic photo from Shakespeare Schools Festival)

Published 28 September 2020