An AA man came to the rescue after a car in a pantomime production broke down during a performance on stage.
Jack and the Beanstalk is running at the Theatre Royal, in Newcastle, until January 18.
The show stars Clive Webb as Farmer Trot, Danny Adams as Jack and Chris Hayward as Dame Rita Trot.
During a matinee performance on Friday, the Trot family’s car - a Reliant Kitten - broke down. An AA worker had to be called in to get the car started again in time for the day’s evening performance.
The worker, from Forest Hall, North Tyneside, discovered it was a flat battery and helped to get the vehicle up and running. As a thank you, the theatre gave him and his family tickets to see the show.
The incident drew comments on the theatre’s Facebook page.
One of the guests, Diane Stapleton, said: “Was there this afternoon, hilarious as usual.”