This is a general rehearsal shot of the Vienna Volkoper’s new production of Albert Herring. They want it to look authentic English, 1940s.
But check that cash till. It’s heavy metal, unseen before 1960s. And the amount on the till? Should be in £.s.d.
The outfits? A shopkeeper would have worn full-length brown overalls, not a short pinny. And no-one, but no-one in chilly 1940s England ever went shoulder-cut sleeveless.
Or had a telephone booth inside the shop.
Nice try, guys. Muss try harder, ja?
Photo: Daniel Ochoa, Sebastian Kohlhepp. Copyright: Barbara Zeininger