10,000 BEERS


The Panorama Pirates are a Rugby team from Adelaide.

They had a good year. Not a great year, but a good one. As is traditional at the end of the season they head to Melbourne for their end of season tour.

Their aim – to drink 10,000 beers over the course of one weekend. That’s one hundred beers. Per man. Per day.

10,000 Beers is an exploration of the dark ferocity at the heart of the Australian male culture.

Four actors, using characterisation through physicality and voice, transform to play the four main characters, plus the other twenty three players on the tour – and the various characters they meet.

For the actors the experience of performing the play will be as exhausting and physically taxing as a boxing match or a Rugby game.

The play works on a visceral, instinctive, gut level. The aim of the play is to put the audience inside the world of a Rugby tour so they can actually experience what it is like.

To punch them, kick them, spew on them – and then spit them out the other side. Just like any Rugby tour really.

  • physical comedy with an edge
  • 80
  • 4 total
  • 4 male identifying
  • history, young people
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 91

EXTRACT: I'm really pissed. This isn't the sort of pissed you get after one session. This is the sort of pissed it takes days to build up. This is the real thing, far gone, la la land. I'm so pissed I'd shit myself and wouldn't notice - or care. I am fuckin' blind. We go to Bondi - I think. Back to that place where Reed nearly killed that bouncer. Then some place else. Then Ando gives me a few of his magic cookies and after that things get a bit weird.

Adult themes, Adult language


Male | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 91

EXTRACT: Jesus Reed, get your fucking hand off it. When are you gonna pull your head out of Doug's arse? That goes for all of you. You've all got your heads stuck so far up you can taste his breakfast. He did see me. He knew exactly where I was. And who I was. And that's why he didn't pass. He didn't want me to score the winning try. Didn't want me to be the legend.

Adult language


Male | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 83

EXTRACT: The light is shadowy,and the faces begin to merge. I'm trying to focus on the first man but the features keep changing, they start to blend. One moment it's Doug, then it's me, then it's Col Whelan then it's... Toby. (BEAT) I look at the soldiers for a long time. Then I walk back to the hotel.



"The concept of the play is simple enough: An end of season footy trip, a pledge to drink 10,000 beers and the inevitable result that all goes wrong. But it is how Broun manages to pack in plenty of laughs, a whole heap of action and an investigation into the psyches of the typical football-playing male in between those dramatic opening and closing scenes that is the true class in this work."



"Six eskies, four sports bags, four pairs of trainers, four guernseys, a pool cue and a mirrorball. These are the ingredients set out on a bare stage for this action-packed piece about male ego and a suburban rugby team on their annual boozy out-of-town trip."

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