Soccer ace David Beckham paid an eccentric tribute to musical Mary Poppins by arriving at the London performance of the show in an elaborate Edwardian costume.

The ENGLAND captain and his five-year-old son BROOKLYN startled fellow theatre-goers yesterday (30DEC04) by wearing flat caps and old-fashioned tweed suits based on the outfits of the show's characters.

A source says, "David and Brooklyn got a lot of strange looks.

"David's big brown coat and cap were out of another century.

"Brooklyn seemed a bit uncomfortable with his outfit, but he wore it with a smile and he loved the show."

31/12/2004 12:29