Jenifer Toksvig


My poem "What They Took With Them - a List" was made into a film by global refugee charity UNHCR and Facebook, featuring photos by the incredible Brian Sokol, to promote awareness of the global refugee crisis, and draw attention to a petition that was delivered to the UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants in September 2016.

The petition is here:

Please sign and share it.

You can engage with UNHCR on Facebook here.


Treasure Island

Christmas 2018 @ Haymarket Theatre, Leicester

A brand new folk musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, with book by my sister Sandi Toksvig, and songs by me and composer David Perkins. This Christmas at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester - book tickets here.


LGBTQ+ Tiny Shows

November 2018 @ Omnibus Theatre, Clapham

The next LGBTQ+ Tiny Shows is at Omnibus Theatre on Nov 3rd & 4th. More info about being a participant or an audience member here.



The Copenhagen Interpretation

The name comes from a Quantum Mechanics theory that I can't begin to explain, but it's related to my view of the interaction between audience and live performance: that every encounter between any audience member and any live performance on any given day in any given place at any given time is unique. Much of my work is about acknowledging that, and facilitating encounters that are designed to embrace and enhance it.

The Copenhagen Interpretation is not a theatre company. It's just a description of the people and the processes I work with, in the name of finding the elusive system that is the cardboard box in which Schrödinger keeps his cat. Right now, I refer to it as Storyworlding (or Holodeck Theatre).


Stuff To Say

Here's my Tumblr, which is where I capture discoveries, thoughts and questions about The Copenhagen Interpretation and other theatre-making things.

The Lush Speakeasy - a conversation with Stella Duffy and Cathy Haynes, facilitated by Charlie Moores, on the subject of On The Periphery