Children at Newcastle's RVI got a special visit this morning from the cast of Aladdin at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.
The children will be able to enjoy lots of pantomime magic this year because for the first time the performance is being streamed to 8,500 children who are in hospital.
They will be able to watch the panto as it's performed, helping to spread the festive cheer.
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