Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub

Our brand new work for children, young and old, by James Marangone and Zeb Soanes.

When Fred’s green-fingered grandfather shows her a map to the mysterious island of Papa Nupi, he leads her on a summer holiday adventure that just might save the planet.

Watch the trailer now:


Inspired by a determination to increase the engagement and availability of accessible children’s works, Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub has been collaboratively written by author and Classic FM Presenter Zeb Soanes and composer James Marangone. 

Developed from a desire to produce a piece that is relevant and connected to the world children grow up in today, Tub-Tub’s themes include those of reuse, resilience and acceptance, and the cinematic score features a wide variety of organic sound effects. Written into the work are a myriad of interactive opportunities and engagement points for a wide variety of musical levels, and SEND provision. 

The storybook is published by Welsh publisher Graffeg with illustrations by Anja Uhren. We also have an extensive cross-curricular Key Stage 2 educational resource written by Kim Waldock available with all educational performances.

Beautifully topical, Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub is a thrilling and wondrous adventure, where the power of music and nature inspire us all to make the world a better place.

Dame Judi Dench

Patron, Orpheus Sinfonia

Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub Premiered at Southbank Centre


The series is now being developed to include a whole array of content for children – part of our MULTIPLAY work, and exploring how we can incorporate these innovations into a return to live performance.

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