About the show
15-30 September 2017 / Port Talbot
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.
Based on interviews with steelworkers, union representatives and the people of Port Talbot, We’re Still Here was a site-specific performance. Dynamically staged in the disused Byass Works, it celebrated the unique spirit of the town.
Created by Rachel Trezise and Common Wealth
Composer / Sound Designer
Siobhan Lynn Brennan
Siôn Tudor Owen