A new project launched today, December 7, is making sure poorly children in the North East get the chance to enjoy a Christmas panto from their hospital beds.
Newcastle Theatre Royal's pantomime, Aladdin, will be streamed for free to all 8,500 hospital TV screens in the region for the first time.
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