Super High Resolution (London) London Reviews and Tickets
Intense, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent
About the Show
Nathan Ellis' dark comedy about an NHS doctor pushed to the limit in a broken system.
Anna is determined not to quit her rewarding job as an NHS doctor, in spite of the immense pressure put upon her. But when her patient skips town, and her personal life takes a nosedive, she’s not sure how much more she can take.
'Super High Resolution' charts the life of physicians in the modern-day NHS and the limits of how much we can care for other people.
Blanche McIntyre directs this Verity Bargate Award shortlisted play.
“Ellis’ writing is also compassionate and darkly funny, in a production by Blanche McIntyre that combines the briskness of just-about-coping with the queasy underwater disorientation of mental and physical exhaustion, as days and nights blur and despair sets in.”
"The subject matter here is more obviously heartstring-tugging, but it doesn't have the same emotional impact. Still, it's a valuable reminder that an embattled, underfunded NHS isn't just failing its patients – it's failing its staff too."
“The dialogue here is sharp and sarcastic, but it tells a little more than it shows. The writing is strongest in the sections where we see the effects of mounting pressures, rather than when we just hear about them in conversation.”