Year the project commenced: 2019 
Year it became impossible: 2020 
Audience not reached: 12,000​​​​​​​
Another COVID cancellation was the wondrous adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s five-time Oscar nominated film, Amélie the musical which was to be directed by Shaun Rennie in Sydney in the ill-fated year of 2020. The story follows a young woman who secretly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness to those around her. When a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realises that she’ll have to put everything on the line and say what’s in her heart.  Featuring an ensemble of actor-musicians playing Daniel Messé’s exquisite score live on stage, Shaun Rennie was ready to take this mesmerising blend of musical theatre, puppetry and illusion to the audience, and design by Dann Barber was well underway. They have been officially “postponed” and remain optimistic.
Set, Costume and Puppet Designer - Dann Barber 
Lighting Designer - Verity Hampson 
Choreographer - Yvette Lee 
Musical Director - Victoria Falconer 
All renders belong to Dann Barber 
Produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company
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