Refugees from war-torn countries have been given their first taste of British panto tradition.
A party of asylum-seeking families got together to boo villains, cheer to heroes, and shout the eternal catchphrase "It's behind you" at a performance of 'Treasure Island' in Warkworth.
And these refugees currently living in Ashington and Blyth enjoyed their first experience.
Their trip was organised by charity, Northumberland County of Sanctuary (NCOS), which helps support hundreds of refugees from across the world who are seeking asylum.
With the refugees having endured a traumatic time and living with the uncertainty about their asylum applications being granted, NCOS wanted to make their Christmas extra special.
Russian refugee, Zara attended the panto with her eight-year-old daughter, Lina, and five-year-old son, Ali.
The 40-year-old said: "I really enjoyed the show. It was our first experience of pantomime and we would love to see another."
Also experiencing her first pantomime, Shpresa and her two sons, nine-year-old Arseld and six-year-old Ardenis.
The 28-year-old mum, from Albania, said: "It was a great experience watching my two sons faces and seeing them enjoying themselves. They loved being sprayed with water pistols during the comic fight scene."
Areseld added: "We liked watching the ghosts trying to scare everyone."
Antonia Hoskins-Brown, Warkworth Drama group panto director, said the actors were thrilled to be giving their guests their first taste of a very British tradition.
Accompanying the party was NCOS Trustee and Secretary, 83-year-old Ben Hopkinson, who has been involved with the group since it was formed in 2016.
The NCOS volunteers provide support by inviting refugees to drop-in centres to offer advice on a variety of topics including asylum application procedures, children's education in local schools and housing and health services.
For more information about NCOS please visit their website