Chances are many of us have been to see a pantomime over the Christmas break - with the usual mix of bright costumes, slap-stick comedy and a fairytale storyline.
Well this year, Newcastle's Theatre Royal has had a very special guest for their production of Aladdin.
You can see the full report from Richard Salkeld below.
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