From the Original Screenplay
Adapted by Simon Law For scriptsandsketches.com
Characters: Miss Trunchbull
Sit down, you squirming worm! Get up! Can you spell? You can spell “difficulty” You can’t spell “difficulty”! She taught you with a poem? How sweet. What poem is that? (talking back to herself)
Mrs. D. Mrs. I.
Mrs. F. F. I.
Mrs. C. Mrs. U.
Mrs. L. T. Y.
Why are all these women married? (To Miss Honey) You teach spelling, not poetry! Why do small children take so long to grow up? They do it deliberately, just to annoy me. (She starts to drink from a glass – in the glass Matilda has magiced a newt)