A leading lady of the stage, Lucy has had the privilege of working with some of the world's top producers and directors and has performed on stage and screen in more than 85 countries.
Lucy offers one-to-one and group tuition in acting, singing and performance coaching for all ages and experiences as well as masterclasses and school workshops to performers throughout the UAE.
Currently, classes are being offered via Zoom as a precautionary measure against Covid-19.
Do you have an audition coming up for drama school or musical theatre college, do you need to extend your repertoire, do you need help delivering monologues or acting through song, have an upcoming LAMDA or Trinity exam, a talent contest that you wish to shine at?
Services offered include:
Acting Through Song
Presentation and Interview Skills
Musical Theatre Song Classes
Advice and Support
Lucy also holds monthly masterclasses in acting, vocals and musical theatre for performers. So do you want to brush up your Shakespeare? Do you want to master the art of acting for screen? Do you want to learn routines from West End Shows or learn how to shine at an audition?
Masterclasses include: Acting for Stage and Screen, Dance, Improvisation, Character Building/ Studies, Radio and Voiceover Technique, Fight Combat, Sight Reading, The Stanislavski Technique, Classical Acting, Musical Theatre and Audition Practice.
WHERE DO PRIVATE LESSONS TAKE PLACE? Lessons currently take place virtually on Zoom.
I'M A SINGER HOW DO I PRACTICE AWAY FROM YOUR LESSONS? If you are a vocal student, guide tracks and backing tracks are provided for you to practice at home.
HOW DO I PAY FOR LESSONS? If taking weekly lessons these must be paid for in advance on the UrbanCircle platform. No refunds are given for missed scheduled classes unless canceled by Lucy Hunter James herself.
WILL I GET TO SHOW MY PARENTS WHAT I'VE BEEN WORKING ON WITH YOU? Students take part in a small informal showcase every winter to perform a selection of songs learnt over the year for each other and parents… we can do this online for the forseeable future.
DO YOU OFFER ANY SCHOLARSHIPS? An annual trophy is given out to the student who Lucy feels has worked consistently hard and improved hugely throughout the year.
DO YOU WRITE REFERENCES? Lucy is more than happy to write references for any of her students.
With a career spanning over twenty years, she has worked hugely successfully as both a Producer and Performer. Her work as an actress, singer and voiceover artist (under the alias Lucy Hunter James) has seen her perform on stage, screen and radio in more than 85 countries. As a Producer she is one of the most known theatrical names in the Middle East having produced over fifty West End productions.
She has been teaching privately for over 10 years, mixing this with her career as a Producer and Performer. Students have gone on to train at some of the world's finest performing centres including LAMDA, Guildhall, Mountview, Arts Educational, Laines, Central, Pace, NYCU and more. Professionals have gone on win leading roles on stage and screen, record albums, sign with leading agencies and win talent shows
Lucy is the Co-Founder and Co-Producer of 'Popular Productions Ltd' - a producer of quality theatre and entertainment. Producing Drama, Musical Theatre and concert productions, both Nationally and Internationally, Popular Productions is recognised as one of the foremost production companies in the market. She is also the Co-Founder of The West End Stage Experience a training programme that gives upcoming talent the chance to audition for, rehearse and perform in large scale, professionally produced stage productions Please see www.popularproductions.com
In 2018, Lucy launched West End Worldwide LLC a company which specialises in immersive entertainment but also has an exclusive theatrical agency attached to it. Highlights of the companies experience include commissioned projects for The Louvre, 'Movies in the Park' Yas Island, the VIP launch of the QE2, 'A Night at the Musicals' for Cognizant and the Insomnia Gaming Festival in Dubai and Saudi for which she provided over 12 bespoke shows and 200 performers.