Could you survive for one day without your phone?

In this award-winning interactive show, featuring poetry and discussion, Rose Condo asks if empathy is facing extinction and whether smartphones are to blame.  Having embarked on her own ‘Day Of No Mobile Phones’, Rose explores the links between tech addiction and compassion using herself as the test subject … but does her experiment even work?

Written and toured before the outbreak of Coronavirus, tune in to see this very special edition of The Empathy Experiment where Rose will reveal her findings against the backdrop of lockdown, social isolation and our increased reliance on digital technology. During the show, audience members will be asked to lock away their phones in a sealed envelope (unless, of course, you’re watching on you phone). Afterwards, stick around for a group discussion and Q&A.

Includes live captioning.


Written and performed by Rose Condo.

Best Spoken Word Show, 2019 Greater Manchester Fringe

Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Show 2020 Saboteur Awards


Praise for The Empathy Experiment

‘A relevant & enthralling piece of work’  The Reviews Hub

‘One of the most interesting, informative, amusing and, occasionally,

poignant pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time’  Fringe Review

‘A charming, thought-provoking and clever production’  She-Wolf Reviews

‘One of the many hidden gems that the Fringe is all about’  Everything Theatre

‘Her poetic storytelling is the highlight of the show’  The Feminist Fringe

‘Masterfully presented’ + ‘highly entertaining’  Number 9

‘She models true empathy’   Three Weeks

‘The show’s a delight’  North West End

About The Performer

Rose Condo

Rose Condo is an award-winning Canadian spoken word artist and educator based in the North of England.  A multiple slam champion, she has performed her work at events throughout the UK and internationally.  She hosts the monthly spoken word night Cellar Stories at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.  Rose’s debut poetry collection, After The Storm will be published in 2020.