Big Chief Mehmet Ergen talks about the future for the Arcola

4th November 2010



The artistic director of the acclaimed Arcola theatre in Dalston, East London, talks about his Turkish upbringing, his career in the UK and the imminent plans to relocate the theatre. Steven Luckie quizzes.

When I came to London I couldn’t speak English – what do I do with my three-month student visa? I enrolled at an English school! It was the last days of the Thatcher dictatorship…