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The Flop: A Band of Idiots:


WINNER: Malcolm Hardy Award for Comic Originality 2022



"No matter how bad a day you have had, The Flop will make your heart sing. "

Kate Copstick, The Scotsman


"We laugh and laugh and don't stop.. an absolute riot."

Beyond the Joke

The Establishment:

“This is silliness as an art form”
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman

"Dan Lees and Neil Frost are absolute masters of the Pythonesque gigglefest.. I could watch these guys all day" 

Scotland on Sunday 



"A wonderful duo who swing from joke to joke without missing a beat.. the best show I've seen this fringe"

Adelaide Advertiser

"These skilful clowns clearly know how to work the audience and it’s a joy to witness the effects of such assured absurdity."

Total Theatre

(no star rating)

"One of the funniest and most nimble-footed pieces of theatre you could hope to see.. the sheer exuberant energy, momentum and invention of the show makes it one of the most outrageously funny hours imaginable"
British Theatre Guide
(No star rating)
"Off-the-wall, zany, crazy, very funny.. two comic geniuses"
Glam Adelaide
"A fast-paced, multidimensional masterclass in comedy"
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"Dan Lees and Neil Frost are fast becoming fringe favourites"
Fringe Review
“Another much-needed chapter in our national legacy of lampooning the powers that be, building on Peter Cook, the Pythons and The Fast Show…You can imagine this going down very well indeed at the Palladium or the BBC.”
The Stage
“Enjoy the charming chutzpah of Dan Lees and Neil Frost…They don’t miss a beat”
The Skinny
"very cleverly observed"
The Reviews Hub
“One of the best shows I’ve seen this year…top class.”
Mumble Comedy
"This is classic British comedy at its best!"
Whats On In Adelaide 


"'ll undoubtedly walk away feeling truly enlightened"




"Very funny men" 

Edinburgh Reporter

“Glorious parodies.. fresh and funny”
Steve Bennett, Chortle
(No star rating)




★★★★  "an evening of discovery and laughter."



"a very funny production...He (Lees) can hold a look that gets giggles just from a slight twitch of his face. There were whoops, guffaws, feet stamping and plenty of deliciously bemused silent curiosity.. Lees plays with the normal, gives it a spiritual-origami fold, a twist and a turn and suddenly a move or a mundane sentence is an act of comedy genius.  Here less becomes more and Lees is a master of simplicity, of bare minimal clown. It's warm hearted, not cruel. The audience involvement is inclusive.. Lees plays silent comedy with ease and skill, tinkers with verbal timing and makes a phrase into an effective, longer routine.. It goes for the funny bone that doesn't always know what has tickled it. Lees makes members of the audience laugh in spite of themselves. That's impressive comedy."



‘Play’ is a marvellous thing that, once past a certain age, tends to be dismissed and diminished. Thank you to Dan Lees who, in true clownish tradition, brought back ‘play’ for an hour to his entire audience. Mixing gentle interactivity with sounds, mime, shape and costume, Lees tenderly tickles and lightly wrong-foots us into a place of unselfconscious playfulness and laughter, using – amongst other things – mime building blocks and nonsense jazz language. An engaging hour reacquainting us with the sweeter side of fun.










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