Doting mother Victoria Beckham took a 3,000 mile (4,828 kilometre) round trip from Portugal to England and back again - to see eldest son BROOKLYN in a school play.

The former SPICE GIRL is staying in Portugal while soccer ace husband DAVID plays in the EURO 2004 tournament but refused to miss her child's big night back home in Hertfordshire, south England.

Young Brooklyn, five, and his classmates put on a kid's version of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's play a MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - and by all accounts is a natural thespian.

A source says, "It was more important for her than seeing David in Portugal on a much bigger stage.

"She was so proud of him - he was a natural. Maybe a career in acting his where his future lies. Mum and dad will certainly encourage it."

The duo - and POSH's younger son ROMEO - are now back in Portugal to see England's crucial quarter final tonight (24JUN04).

24/06/2004 01:58