WONDERHEADS: The Wilds - Performing Arts Trail

March 5 7:30 to 9:00 pm

The Trail & District Arts Council presents the moving and magical The Wilds from award-winning masked physical theatre company WONDERHEADS at The Bailey Theatre, as part of the Performing Arts Trail series, on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Love knows no bounds.

When Wendell discovers that both his wife and their beloved tree have vanished from the backyard, his love gives him the strength to venture into The Wilds and face its mysteries to bring them home.

Charming and profoundly moving, this wordless award-winning show features WONDERHEADS’ signature masks along with captivating puppetry and moves its audiences to both laughter and tears.

WONDERHEADS’ work has been described as living animation; their masks come to life in a way that must be seen to be believed, and their stories reach profound, funny and heartwarming depths that you wouldn’t think possible of masks and puppets.

Pixar meets Miyazaki with a touch of Henson in this fantastical love story about a missing wife, a rogue tree, and a journey into a mysterious forest.

***Made for adults by kids at heart, this show is a little dark and a little light. Recommended for a general audience (ages 8+).

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5 stars “Captivating and magical…A profoundly moving story of love, loss and hope.” - CBC

5 stars “Nothing short of exceptional.” - Winnipeg Free Press

5 stars “There aren’t enough adjectives to describe this astounding production.”- Vue Weekly

WONDERHEADs is a physical theatre company from Victoria specializing in mask performance and visual storytelling. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form which has been described as “Utter magic” (CBC) and “Powerful, surprising and moving” (The Globe and Mail). The co-founding ‘heads’ of WONDERHEADS are Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix, who came together in 2009 and who have toured to festivals and performing arts centres throughout Canada and the United States. In stories that are at turns hilarious and heartwarming, WONDERHEADS make it their business to step beyond words and ignite the imaginations and hearts of their every audience member.

Learn more about Wonderheads at .

60 min - no intermission with a Q & A After the show.

WARNING: this show uses a haze machine and occasional flashing lights.

Single tickets are $30. Under 30 years is $10.

6-show pass $164 or Pick Your Own season by becoming a Patron Member for $25 and get 20% off Trail Arts Council presentations and other benefits. All tickets available online at, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

The Wilds is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors The Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel, Century 21 Kootenay Homes (2018) Ltd., Pharmasave Trail, Teck Trail Operations, and Tourism South Kootenay and our funders the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Avenue, Trail