Adapted from the original screenplay
For scriptsandsketches.com By Simon Law
Group script for 4 Players
Characters: Matilda, Harry, Zinnia & Miss Honey
MATILDA: It’s lovely. It’s “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville.
MATILDA: It’s a library book!
HARRY: I’m fed up with all this reading! You’re a Wormwood! Act like one! Sit up and look at the TV!
MATILDA: (The TV turns itself off when Matilda stares at it) I didn’t do it.
HARRY: Of course not, you little twit! (Banging the TV) I told you that was a cheap set.
ZINNIA: It’s not cheap, it’s stolen. Put the light on!
(The doorbell rings HARRY answers it)
MISS HONEY: I’m Jennifer Honey. I’m Matilda’s teacher.
HARRY: What’s she done now? You! Go to your room, right now! (MATILDA hides up the stairs so she can see through the banisters) She’s your problem now.
MISS HONEY: There is no problem.