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Occurs on Friday April 16 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

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TDAC's 6 Beats Apart Series presents

Pat Henman`s Beyond the Legal Limit

Due to Provincial Health restrictions, we are unable to present this show with an in-person audience. The show will be LIVE STREAMED from The Bailey Theatre and into the comfort of your homes. Ticket holders to the in-person show can request a full refund, or convert their tickets to 'virtual tickets' to the live stream show. Contact our box office at 250-368-9669 or Virtual tickets can be purchased at

Friday, April 16th at 7:30 pm - 60 minute show followed by 30 minute Q&A and book launch

Tickets $20

'Beyond the Legal Limit' is a theatrical performance with music based on performer Pat Henman’s memoir, which tells the story of a terrible car accident and its aftermath both traumatic and hopeful. A unique project developed entirely during the COVID-19 crisis.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in June 2013, singer Pat Henman, was driving home on the highway with her 19-year-old daughter, Maia, when they were struck head-on by a drunk driver. Although both survived, their physical injuries remain. The emotional toll on their well-being, and that of their family, has become a story that inspired Pat to express the intensity and joy of a life changing event in the only way she knew how—on stage with songs.

Part storytelling, part concert, Pat tells the story of trauma and recovery in this unique and passionate one act drama with music. Embracing the many colours of survival Canadian playwright and Genie Award nominee, Kelly Rebar, adapted her words while Canadian musician and composer, Konrad Pluta helped express them. These talented artists are joined by Theatre Director, writer and performer, Tracey Power, an award-winning BC artist, to bring Pat’s story to life.

As Pat narrates her story, she is joined on stage by two Nelson artists. Sydney Black is well known as a performing artist, as well as a producer (Black Productions) of musicals such as Mamma Mia! and Cabaret. Here Sydney uses her singing talents to elevate the spoken word as musician Robyn Lamb accompanies. Robyn, a graduate of classical music from McGill University and Vancouver Community College, was the musical director for Mamma Mia! In Nelson, and is preparing her one woman show, Me, Myself and Ireland, to present at the city’s Capitol Theatre.

Pat describes the importance of music in her story. “Theatre is storytelling; musical theatre adds an extra element that supports the text, a thread that connects thoughts, driving the plot. Music can express what sometimes the spoken word can’t always do. Konrad’s songs are wildly dramatic and emotional. I get goose bumps listening to them.”

Pat is a veteran of Canadian theatre as actor, singer, and director, with radio, television and film credits spanning over a 40-year career in the performing arts. She recently directed Mamma Mia! in Nelson, BC. Pat received a Special Citation in recognition for her “considerable Contribution to Arts, Culture and Heritage in the City of Nelson, BC” in 2018, and was nominated for the Courage to Come Back Award in 2015. She is an appointed director of the BC Arts Council and the Pacific Regional Victims Advisory Committee. She is also an active volunteer for MADD Canada.

Created with support from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, the Amy Ferguson Institute, the Nelson Civic Theatre Artist in Residence Program, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Pat would like to express her gratitude for the support shown to her by her family, her creative team, her cast, and the funding agents that believed in this project.

Tickets may be purchased online 24/7 or by calling the Box Office at 250-368-9669 from Monday to Friday 12-4 pm. Only individuals in the same household, or your “double bubble”, may be seated together. Tell us who you would like to sit with in the 'comments' section when purchasing your tickets on-line or call us at the box office 250-368-9669.

For the safety and comfort of our staff, performers and audience members, all attendees must abide by our COVID protocols:

Maximum of fifty people per show.
Only individuals in the same household, or your “double bubble”, may be seated together.
Physically distanced seatings between 'bubbles'. All shows are General Admission so that we can better manage physical distancing. All patrons must wear masks once inside our building and throughout the performance. Once seated, you must stay seated until the end of the performance. We will not have an intermission or concession/bar services.

Physical tickets will NOT be issued for our Six Beats Apart performances. We will check your name against a guest list at the door. Ensure that you have received email confirmation of your ticket purchase before attending. Contact the box office if you did not receive a confirmation. On-line ticket sales end 3 hours before show time.

Not feeling well? Please stay home! We'll give you a full refund.

More info about our COVID19 Protocols & Adaptations? Visit

Our Six Beats Apart Series is sponsored by Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Century 21, McEwan Law, Trail Beer Refinery and Teck Metals Ltd. Our programming is made possible thanks to funding from the Government of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Vancouver Foundation.

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