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.

UNHCR Polska made a Polish lanugage version of the film

More info here:

Please support UNHCR in their vital work, and stand with refugees. You can engage with them on Facebook here.


Christmas at the (Snow) Globe

Christmas 2019 @ Shakespeare's Globe, London

My sister Sandi and I are co-creating and directing the Globe's Christmas show this year. Come along to this family show, to help us deck the halls and tell the story of what we can achieve when we believe in magic, trust in each other... and sprinkle a little fairy dust.

Access: every performance will have integrated BSL, and we will also have captioned and audio described performances, and a touch tour.

More info and tickets 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