Adapted from the Matilda Original Screenplay
Characters: MISS TRUNCHBULL, MATILDA, LAVENDER & BRUCE BOGTROTTER
MISS TRUNCHBULL: The entire school will go to the assembly room immediately! Sit!
MATILDA: (Quietly walking to the assembly room) What’s up?
LAVENDER: Beats me. (The children all sit down MISS TRUNCHBULL takes the stage)
MISS TRUNCHBULL: Bruce Bogtrotter. Would little Brucey come up here?
LAVENDER: He lives on my block. (Pointing at BRUCE with her horse whip)
MISS TRUNCHBULL: This boy, Bruce Bogtrotter, is a vicious sneak thief. You’re a disgusting criminal.(Innocently – still standing)
BRUCE BOGTROTTER: What are you talking about?
MISS TRUNCHBULL: Chocolate cake. You slithered like a serpent into the kitchen and ate my snack! Do you deny it? Confess!