A TALENTED dancing duo are taking on roles in two large-scale productions on very different stages.

Lucy Brierley, 12, and Lucy Wilson, ten, are splitting their time between school and the stage after landing roles with the English Youth Ballet's performance of Coppélia and live action show, Kynren.

The two Lucy's, both from Bishop Auckland, were signed up to star in the shows after attending C S Stephen School of Dance.

The young performers are on stage today at the Darlington Hippodrome with the English Youth Ballet as part of a two-day run.

The pair will then continue to train ahead of joining the 1,000-strong cast and crew of Kynren - An Epic Tale of England, in Bishop Auckland, which returns in June.