Love knows no bounds…

When Wendell discovers that both his wife and their beloved tree have vanished from the backyard, he must 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. Pixar meets Miyazaki meets Henson in this extraordinary adventure!

Brought to you by 12-time Best of Fest and 5-time Critics’ Choice winners the WONDERHEADS, creators of Grim & Fischer, LOON and The Middle of Everywhere. The WONDERHEADS’ work has been described as “Utter magic” (CBC), “Powerful, surprising and moving” (The Globe and Mail), and “Fantastic, in every sense of the word” (Cincinnati Enquirer).

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


“A profoundly moving story of love, loss and hope.”


“Nothing short of exceptional.”
– Winnipeg Free Press


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


Devised in Ensemble by Kate Braidwood and Andrew Phoenix
With Music by The Singer and the Songwriter
And Illustrations by Chris Ross
Mask and Sound Design:  Kate Braidwood
Puppet Design: Andrew Phoenix and Kate Braidwood
Set Design:  Andrew Phoenix
Lighting Design: Andrew Phoenix


Wendell:  Andrew Phoenix
Tilda, Various:  Kate Braidwood


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The Wilds by Wonderheads (JPG)

Primary promotional image.
Photo by Kate Braidwood
Dimensions: 11 x 17
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The Wonderheads (JPG)

Company promotional image
Photo courtesy of DesignEgg
Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5
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The Wilds by Wonderheads – Performance Photo (JPG)

Performance Photo
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