Mad Etiquette are passionate about creating interactive performance, combining contemp orary clowning methods,  and a unique sense of humour and flair.


Aiming to create theatre that is both playful and meaningful, creating a unique experience for a
diverse range of co

Our critically-acclaimed shows have toured to venues across the UK as well as internationally (including Australia, Czech Republic, and Germany)

Dan Lees Co-Director

Dan is a London based actor, comedian and director. In 2008 as one half of the duo Moonfish Rhumba, he was a Hackney Empire New Act and Amused Moose Laugh Off Finalist and they debuted their first full hour show at the Gilded Balloon in 2009.

Dan studied at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in Paris. He has facilitated workshops for Finger in the Pie theatre company, The School of Laughter, the Museum of Comedy, Monobox and has taught at the National Centre for Circus Arts and Mountview and East 15 Drama Schools.


In 2014 he toured his one man show 'Brainchild' all over the world including Berlin, Prague, Adelaide, London & Edinburgh, directed by Complicite’s Mick Barnfather and it received the Judges’ Award for Theatre at the London Mimetic Festival in 2014. Between 2011-2014 Dan was the regular host of The Finger in the Pie cabaret at the renowned cabaret venue Madame Jojo's.

Dan performed in 'Dr Browns Devised Ensemble' at Soho Theatre in 2017 and featured in ‘Living With Monkey’ a pilot for TV by Nina Conti. In 2017 he co-devised and performed with award-winning theatre company Little Soldier in their production 'Derailed'

In 2019 he toured The Establishment: Le Bureau De Strange, a show concieved with Neil Frost. At Adelaide fringe the show won a weekly award for Best Comedy in 2019.


Dan directed 'Legs', winner of the Malcolm Hardy Award for Comic Originality 2019 and is currently working with Julia Masli and the Duncan Bros on the sequel 'Logs'. Dan also directed 'Anna Karenina Na Na' which was nominated for an Offie in 2020.

Dan regularly tours with Clowns Without Borders UK, a charity that aims to improve the quality of life for children and communities living in crisis all over the world, most recently performing and facilitating workshops for refugees in Northern Greece. Most recently he ran a workshop for a group of Syrian circus performers at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jorden.


Dan is a co-founder of the London Clown Festival

Neil Frost, Co-Director

Neil Frost trained as an actor at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He also trained in clown with Mick Barnfather and Jos Houben (Complicite Theatre) and Phil Burgers (Dr Brown). Neil is also a skilled improviser having trained in longform improv with David Shore (Second City Theatre). 


He has been a studio audience warm-up comedian for ITV’s Loose Women.  He regularly performs cabaret at festivals such as Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Blissfields and BoomTown Fair.

Experienced in immersive and interactive theatre, Neil has worked with pioneering theatre company Shunt ( and performance artistes Nigel and Louise (  He's also a member of Café Kølbert Showwaiters (

He has performed his solo show, "The Story of The Nervous Man (a silent comedy)"  at the Camden, Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes.  At the 2015 Prague Fringe Festival it was nominated for the Inspiration Award (Best New Show)