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National Theatre Wales
  • National Theatre Wales presents:

    We're Still Here

  • National Theatre Wales & Common Wealth 

    People have forgotten how to say ‘no’. That’s the problem in this country. We are allowed to say ‘no’.

    Port Talbot steelworks; site of one of the last heavy industries in Wales, and threatened with closure in 2015. The story made headlines around the world, and the Save Our Steel campaign was quick to respond, gathering a momentum that captured the spirit and uncertainty of our times. So what happens when we come together? What happens when we say ‘no’?

    In Port Talbot, leaders, workers and unions all said no. These people came together to save their jobs and their community.

    These are the people behind the headlines and the politics, living and working at the heart of the machine. These are their lives, hopes, fears and dreams and this is their story, told with humour, passion and pride. 

    Based on interviews with steelworkers, union representatives and the people of Port Talbot, We’re Still Here is a site-specific performance. Dynamically staged in the disused Byass Works, it celebrates the unique spirit of the town.

    6 years after The Passion, We’re Still Here marks National Theatre Wales’ return to Port Talbot, in co-production with Common Wealth.

    Byass Works, Dock Road, Port Talbot
    15 - 30 September 2017, 7.30pm
    (except Tuesday 19, 7pm)
    Matinees - 27 & 30 September, 2pm

    Post-Show Discussion - Wednesday 27 September, following 2pm performance

    £15 / £12.50 (Concessions)
    £10 Local
    Hynt scheme applies to all Disabled tickets - bookable on 029 2037 1689

    Age guidance 14+

    Accessible performances 
    Each performance is accessible by wheelchair
    Captioning is available at all performances, on an iPad
    Audio Description: Saturday 23, 7.30pm & Wednesday 27, 2pm
    Please contact if you have any questions

    Resources for schools
    We're delighted that, by kind permission of Amnesty International UK,
    we are able to offer for download one of their lesson plans for schools - The Power of Our Voices

    This plan has been specially created to inform students how artists have used their words and music to make a stand for human rights and fight for change. By working through the plan and using their skills in language and literacy, group presentation and critical thought, students will strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the struggle for human rights, and then take creative action by developing their own protest song.

    As a further resource for schools, we will also be filming the post show discussion on the 27th of September and uploading this to our website as part of a short film that will include notes from the directors and shots from rehearsals. 

  • Show Dates:

    15 - 30 September, 2017

  • Location:

    Port Talbot

  • Follow We're Still Here on Twitter:

    #NTWSteel @NTWTweets