Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub


Everyone attending the London Premiere on Sunday 22 October 2023 at the Southbank Centre will have the chance to enter our Tub-Tub Competition to win an exclusive Junkyard Orchestra workshop with the musicians and creators. 

Captain Kosmos loves to receive mail, can you make him laugh? 

Concert goers are invited to either write a short poem or limerick, or draw a picture from the story. Captain Kosmos will reward his favourites with an exclusive invitation to a Papa Nupian junkyard workshop with the musicians.

Competition Terms and Conditions:

  • Entries will only be accepted on Sunday 22nd October 2023 at the Southbank Centre, by placing entry postcards into the ‘Papa Nupi Post’ sack located in the foyer after the performance. 
  • Entries can only be accepted with a name and email address completed on the postcard. 
  • Entires are limited to one entry per concert attendee. 
  • Entries will be reviewed by Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub’s creators and winners will be selected accordingly. Their decision is final and not open to negotiation.
  • Winners will be offered a place at an exclusive Junkyard Orchestra workshop hosted by Orpheus Sinfonia and given by a selection of musicians and the creative team associated with Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub. Workshops will be offered live in person, or online on zoom, at the organisers discretion.
  • No other prize alternatives will be offered.
  • All prizes are non-transferable and have no cash value. 
  • Orpheus Sinfonia reserves the right to use material entered in this competition annonymously in promotional media.
  • In line with our GDPR policy, any names and email addresses provided for competition entries will only be used to make contact with entries in relation to Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub.


Fred and the Fantastic Tub-Tub Upcoming 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


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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Applications are in two-stages.

Stage 1:

Online submission. You are required to complete the application form in which you will need to submit score, with accompanying recording if available, of your choice of 2 compositions from your repertoire.

The selected 2024-25 OSFP composer will be invited to compose a 10-minute concert piece for orchestra (instrumentation: 2222 4231 Timp Strings(64442)) to premiere on 26 June 2025, so please submit your choice of material that best demonstrates your ability and potential for that commission. 

If you have a recording available please also submit this to support your score submission, however recordings of submitted scores are not a pre-requisite to application. Recordings do not need to be professionally produced, and the production of the recording will not have any bearing on the outcome of the audition. Recordings made on iPhone or similar are perfectly acceptable.

Applicants should test the playability of their recording links prior to submission, by checking the links work on at least one device different from the one they are recording on/completing the form on.

Stage 2:

Shortlist interviews in London 13 September 2024.

 Applications for the 2024-25 Foundation Programme season are now open.

At all stages throughout the application process, and in Foundation Programme participation, Orpheus will make every effort to support the needs and access means required for every individual - no matter how small or large these may be. Please get in touch with us at any point to talk further about anything we can do to help you in your application or participation:

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