Panto beamed to hospital wards

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Children at The James Cook University Hospital can enjoy a panto without even leaving their beds on Saturday.

Newcastle Theatre Royal’s festive show, Aladdin, is set to be beamed for free to all 8,500 hospital bed TV screens in the region giving thousands of patients the chance to watch the show.

NHS North East, the Theatre Royal and Hospedia have teamed up to offer the free panto which has taken two years to plan.

Julie Marsh, of NHS North East, said: “It is fantastic to have all our hospitals involved and to bring some traditional festive cheer right to the bedsides of so many children.”

The magical pantomime adventure will be screened at 2pm with repeat showings at 4pm and 6pm.