Jenifer Toksvig

Jenifer Toksvig is a musical theatre bookwriter and lyricist, a space-holder / facilitator, and an advocate for musical theatre writing.

In collaboration with writer/composer Rob Hartmann, she runs the MA in Writing Musicals at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, and also The Larder, through which they provide information, support and advocacy for the musical theatre writing community, including events such as Tiny Shows.

Under the umbrella of The Copenhagen Interpretation, Jenifer explores new ways to involve audiences in storytelling and live performance. Current projects include facilitation for the development of writer Niall Ashdown's show A Shropshire Lad.

As a writer, she’s currently reworking the book for songwriter Alan Menken's show Atina, Evil Queen of the Galaxy for Uterus, the Danish musical theatre development organisation.

Jenifer is a proud and active member of The Writers Guild of Great Britain, and about to join their Theatre Committee.

She is also a proud member of Equity, the ITC, MMD, MTN, Women Who Write Musicals, and the So & So Arts Club.

London (Greater London)

John Cohen
Clintons Solicitors

  • Musical stage adaptations include novels by David Almond, Geraldine McCaughrean, Terry Pratchett, Sandi Toksvig.

  • Recent collaborators include Adrienne Quartly, Alexander Rudd, Cathy Shostak, David Perkins, Dominic Haslam, Joanne Harris, Manda Scott, Mary Price O'Connor, Niall Ashdown, Rebecca Applin, Stella Duffy, Susannah Pearse.

  • Five original musicals for young performers published by Samuel French Ltd.

  • Producers / production venues have included Arundel Castle, Fredericia Theatre (Denmark), HMS Victory (Portsmouth), LBC Radio (London), MakeBelieve Arts (Deptford), Mill Studio (Guildford), Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (Wood Green), New York University (Manhattan), Rose Theatre (Kingston), Soho Theatre (London), Uterus (Denmark), Watford Palace Theatre (London), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Youth Theatre (Guildford), YMT (UK).

  • Other writing includes illustrations and text for children's app-book.

Scripted reality, Theatre, Videogames