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Screentime – a Banijay Group company

Taking on the Chocolate Frog

Premiered on June 2nd, 2014 at 9:30pm on STUDIO.

STUDIO is thrilled to announce the commissioning of Taking On The Chocolate Frog, a new Australian television series produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, which centres on an unlikely troupe of Shakespearean wannabes and is inspired by the work of infamous criminal turned award-winning playwright, Jim McNeil.

The three-part series will challenge ex-criminals to perform McNeil’s The Chocolate Frog, and will follow the process from rehearsal to final performance in front of a live audience of A-list actors and respected theatre critics; inside the gaol in which the play emerged – Parramatta Correctional Centre.


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