It’s great to have Lighthouse residents, The Dorset School of Acting, back working in the building as we prepare for the wider projected re-opening to the public next month. 

It seems like the perfect time to ask co-founder and principal Laura Roxburgh to reflect on the school’s time at Lighthouse… 

“Wow! So, who would have thought a year on that seeing live theatre, a wonderful resource we take for granted, would still be denied us?   

It gets you thinking about how lucky we are and how much we take for granted our right to soak up live human interaction through the medium of theatre, how much creativity is poured into production and how much hard work and commitment it takes.   

With all that in mind it has reignited some wonderful memories we and our students had back in 2018 when we were given creative carte blanche to create a live piece in Lighthouse’s Roundabout pop up theatre that was sited in Poole park.   

It was the first project and performance our students were given all within the first eight weeks of term – we threw them in at the deep end and they did not disappoint. How lucky they were to have the opportunity and how grateful The Dorset School of Acting was to be part of such a great project.” 

The Dorset School of Acting is still taking applications for its fully funded two-year sixth form in Acting and the one-year diploma in Acting & Musical Theatre. Full details at 

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Published 12 April 2021