Actress Anne Bancroft has discovered being the wife of theatre legend MEL BROOKS has its downsides - she's forced to sit through his stage shows time and time again.

THE GRADUATE star Bancroft looked bored as she sat down to watch the London premiere of The Producers, starring Nathan Lane and Lee Evans, on Tuesday (09NOV04).

And she had good reason to dread another viewing of her husband's award winning Broadway, New York, musical.

Before the curtains drew up, she complained, "This will be the 200th time I've seen the show."

11/11/2004 13:45