Tag Archives: Theatre/Drama

Joking Apart

Plot

Gail Moody and Charlotte Franklins are best friends who have formed a comedy double act and it is proving successful. They are anxious to keep their friendship together after they discover that their act is no good when they do it on their own. But difficulties arise that test their friendship. They end up falling out for real but have to pretend to be friends for the sake of the act – and then news of their bust-up is leaked to the newspapers. They suspect that Gail’s boyfriend Daniel Rigg is causing the trouble and set a trap for him.

joking-apart

Notes

Appeared

  • Joking Apart –  Bunty: #2117 (08 August 1998) – #2126 (10 October 1998)

Stella at Stage School

Plot

Stella May wins a scholarship to Madam Spencer’s Stage School. But her father does not approve or understand Stella’s acting and thinks it is detrimental to her education, which he drives her too hard at. He keeps threatening to withdraw Stella from the school if she fails her schoolwork.

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • Stella at Stage School –  Bunty: circa #877 (2 November 1974) – (?)

The Sorrows of Sally / The Sorrows of Sarah

Plot

In the early 20th century, Sally Smith (named Sarah in the reprint) is a music-hall conjurer and juggler. She had been looked after by Maggie Miller, but now Maggie is crippled and unable to speak after a stroke. Welfare authorities of the period force them to run away together, but music-hall work is hard to find. This forces Sarah to resort to third-rate halls, which are proving undesirable.

Sorrows

Notes

Appeared

  • The Sorrows of Sally – Mandy: #156 (10 January 1970) – #168 (4 April 1970)
  • Reprinted – Mandy:  #569 (10 December 1977) – #581 (4 March 1978)
  • Reprinted as The Sorrows of Sarah – Mandy: circa #922 (15 September 1984) – (?)

 

Sing for Your Supper!

Plot

In 1860, orphans Hannah and Oliver Franklin come to London to find their Uncle George, but find he is deceased. Silas Grodget, a theatrical agent, finds Hannah a job on stage and she becomes a popular singer. But Grodget is an unscrupulous man who intends to make a profit out of Hannah.

Supper

Notes

  • Artist: Dudley Wynne

Appeared

  • Sing for Your Supper! –  Mandy:  circa #922 (15 September 1984) – (?)

 

Little Phantom of the Opera

Plot

In Victorian times, Evie lives secretly in the old Opera House and keeps herself well hidden because she fears the workhouse if discovered. She discreetly helps out at the theatre and comes to the aid of performers with problems. This starts rumours of a friendly ghost in the Opera House.

Phantom

Notes

Appeared

  • Little Phantom of the Opera –  #272 (1 April 1972) – #288 (22 July 1972) [no episode in 283]
  • Reprinted: Mandy:  #715 (27 September 1980) – #730 (10 January 1981)
  • Reprinted: Mandy circa #1204 (10 February 1990) – (?)

 

No Love for Linda

Plot

Linda King tours clubs and theatres with her parents, King and Queenie. They abuse her and do not allow her to express her talent for singing or mix with other people. Linda begins to suspect there is some mystery about her past when she recognises a house in Hanworth as her old home. The mystery deepens when Linda discovers her family records and finds that “Linda” is nearly eighteen, but she is only thirteen.

Linda 1

Notes

Appeared

  • No Love for Linda –  Mandy:  circa #529 (5 March 51977) – (?)

 

Sleepy Sally / Sally – the Slave-Girl Star

Plot

Sally Binks is always falling asleep in class because she is forced to work early in the morning and late at night at her stepmother’s laundry. The headmistress and deputy headmistress don’t act because they dislike Sally. But Sally has ambitions to go on stage and begins to make headway in that area.

Sally

Notes

Appeared

  • Sleepy Sally – Mandy: #19 (27 May 1967) – #40 (21 October 1967)
  • Reprinted as Sally – The Slave-Girl Star –  Mandy: circa #386 (8 June 1974) – (?)
  • Reprinted: Lucky Charm #5 (1980)