2018 Winner of the ADB Award for


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Jack Knowles

The Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre

SHORTLISTED: Lee Curran for Summer and Smoke, Almeida Theatre, and Jon Clark for The Inheritance, Young Vic.

KOI Judges’ comments


“The lighting has to pin down the different barber shops, and the atmospheres in similar shops, in different cities and continents and was exquisitely in sync with the content of the play. The nature of these barber shops is they become discussion places, bars for the locals. The lighting had the same vivacity as the action which was striking. This vitality and use of colour is quite rare.”

Michael Billington