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Mad Etiquette are passionate about creating interactive performance, combining contemporary 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. 

Dan studied at Ecole Phillipe Gaulier in Paris and the Anna Scher Theatre in London. 

His performing credits include: 'Clown Jam' (2022, Soho Theatre), 'The Flop: A Band of Idiots' (Winner Malcolm Hardy Award for Comic Originality 2022), 'Nina Conti: The Dating Show' (2022, Soho Theatre, Arts Theatre), 'The Establishment: Le Bureau De Strange' (Winner Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Comedy 2019), 'Captain Cauliflower and Marvin the Mischievous Moose' (Winner Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Childrens Event 2019) 'The Establishment: Eton mess' (2017, Assembly Festival) 'Derailed' (2017, National Theatre, Oval Theatre) 'Dr Browns Devised Ensemble' (2017 Soho Theatre), 'Brainchild' (Winner Judges Award for Theatre Mimetic Festival 2014)

His directing credits include; Julia Masli and the Duncan Bros: 'Legs' (2019, Soho Theatre, Malcolm Hardy Award for Comic Originality), 'Logs' (2021, Soho Theatre), 'We Must Live' (2019, Offie Award Nominated, Voila Festival), Zuma Puma: 'Don't it, Don't it, Do it!' (2019, The Space UK) Viggo Venn: Club Comedian (Edinburgh Fringe 2022)

He has facilitated workshops for numerous theatre companies and has taught at the National Centre for Circus Arts and London Studio Centre, Mountview and East 15 Drama Schools.

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 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) 

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