YOUNG people are getting ready to go on stage as part of their work for a Duke of Edinburgh Award.

A team of 10 is working in a barn in Skelmanthorpe and they have teamed up with the Marsden-based Mikron Theatre group to create an original piece of improvisation.

A Heart of Stone gets its inspiration from a heart carved in a stone in the barn by William and Mary Oxley in 1700.

Marianne McNamara, from Mikron, has enjoyed working with the young people.

She said: "The youngsters have used their musical, performing and writing skills in a way that professionals would be proud of."

A Heart of Stone will open at Dewsbury Town Hall tomorrow.

Alison Pitts (left) is seen playing Susan Hinchcliffe, a witch, while Claire Kilburn portrays Mary Oxley.