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
 mmunities.

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 studied at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in Paris and with many of the worlds leading teachers of clown and physical theatre including Mick Barnfather, John Wright, Aitor Basauri, Phil Burgers and Nola Rae. Dan has facilitated workshops for Finger in the Pie theatre company, The School of Laughter, the Museum of Comedy, Monobox and taught at Mountview and East 15 Drama Schools.

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.

 

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. 

 

Dan performed with Phil Burgers, Edinburgh Comedy Winner in ‘Bewhatthefuck’ at Edinburgh festival in 2014 and featured in ‘Living With Monkey’ a pilot for TV by Nina Conti. Dan is currently touring with award-winning theatre company Little Soldier on their latest project 'Derailed'​. In 2017 he performed in Dr Browns Devised Ensemble at the Soho theatre.

As a producer Dan is co-founder of the London Clown Festival. In 2016 he was a guest on 'Saturday Live' on Radio 4.

 

Dan is also an accomplished musician, award-winning songwriter and is composed the music for 'Journey Through The Impossible' at the Bike Shed in Exeter.

Experienced in immersive and interactive theatre, Neil has worked with pioneering theatre company Shunt (shunt.co.uk) and performance artistes Nigel and Louise (nigelandlouise.com)  He's also a member of Café Kølbert Showwaiters (showwaiters.co.uk)

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) 

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.

Upcoming  events

Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose

Come and join the invincible Captain Cauliflower and his faithful companion Marvin on an unforgettable adventure, filled with extreme silliness and unquestionable danger. Marvin the Mischievous Moose presents Captain Cauliflower with a mystical magic hat that gives him super powers. We then follow his adventures into outer space and deep under the ocean, saving those in peril, but can he beat his arch nemesis, the evil and odorous Onion Man?

 

"Dan and Neil are highly skilled, hilarious and simply two of the best clowns around" (Manchester Clown Festival)
 

"A slick, fast-paced show for young children and families with lots of fun and giggles which certainly in our house are still being enjoyed days later. Brilliantly done. Go and see it while it is on-I cannot recommend it highly enough!" (childfriendlybrighton.co.uk) 

20/08/20 Haverhill Arts Centre, Suffolk, 2pm

29-30/08/20 The Warren Outside, Brighton

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