Jenifer Toksvig

A Christmas Film for 2020 from Shakespeare's Globe, London

This December, national treasure Sandi Toksvig and her merry company bring laughter, carols and the joy of Christmas from the Globe Theatre straight to your home with the festive film premiere of Christmas at the (Snow) Globe.



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

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