We’re Still Here


We’re Still Here

“It gives you a funny feeling, right here in your solar plexus, when people come together to speak up for themselves.”

We’re Still Here was a site-specific play inspired by – and featuring – the people behind Port Talbot’s ‘Save Our Steel’ campaign to save Port Talbot steelworks, one of the last heavy industries in Wales, where generations of steelworkers carry their craft. Staged in a disused tinworks, an immersive and promenade piece with song, rich lyrical text and an electronic sound score created from solenoids that played the architecture of the building.

Marking National Theatre Wales’ return to Port Talbot, along with Common Wealth, We’re Still Here explored the experiences and stories of the people behind the politically-charged headlines.


In 2018 We’re Still Here won a Nesta New Radicals Award

Performed in Port Talbot from the 15 – 30 September, 2017





“We’re Still Here gives a voice to that terror, reminding us of a huge story that’s still worth retelling” 

The Observer

“The show comes laced with music and a rich earthy humour as it celebrates the heart and solidarity of the people of the town quietly and without sentimentality” 

The Guardian

“Common Wealth and NTW have given Port Talbot the play these heroes deserve”

The Art Desk


”The story of our fight’: Port Talbot steel workers star in play about shutdown’ National Theatre Wales

“Steelworkers tread the boards in a show about their fight to save their jobs” walesonline

“Play captures drama of Port Talbot steelworks battle” Channel 4 News

“Welsh noir: How Port Talbot became the drama capital of Wales” Spectator

“An immersive play inspired by – and featuring – the people behind Port Talbot’s ‘Save Our Steel’ campaign” Nesta New Radicals 2018

“2018 New Radicals: Michael Sheen introduces this year’s winners” 2018 New Radicals: Michael Sheen

“This was ambitious theatre capturing the bittersweet reality of life here” Dear Banksy

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