Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock // The Post
Review by Sarah McNeill
“This is one adventure the whole family can take part in, enjoy, learn from and share.”
The idea that small acts of kindness can change the world is the premise for a fun and convoluted walking adventure through Fremantle’s lovely old Shipwrecks Museum. It was inspired by an extraordinary and moving act on the first Christmas of World War I, when enemy soldiers on the western front crossed No Man’s Land to share the spirit of Christmas. Volunteers help guide visitors on a journey that involves following threads of wool, toy soldiers, boot laces, stamps and red crosses.
Each destination in the museum recalls a moment in history, of sharing or of participation. Help knit a sock, make some soup, walk through a muddy trench, plant a seed and write a meaningful message – each moment is valuable.The volunteers and actors (especially Sam Longley in his muddy trench) make the most of the experiences.
Many parents dread the school holidays, enduring mindless films or sitting for hours in play parks. This is one adventure the whole family can take part in, enjoy, learn from and share.
It leaves Fremantle for journeys to Geraldton next month and Albany in June.
Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock // World Premiere
DATE: 14 – 29 April 2018 | Various times from 10am
VENUE: WA Shipwrecks Museum| Fremantle | 45 Cliff Street, Fremantle
BOOK TICKETS online or call 9335 5044