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.
More top news
X Factor hopeful Aidan Martin, from South Shields, has one last shot at making it onto the live shows.
A British diver has described how he thought he was going to die after becoming stranded out at sea and spotting two sharks.
The Bishop of Durham says the North East has "responded positively" to the Syrian refugee crisis.