Are you the King of the Pride land? Try out our Lion King Quiz

With less than eight weeks left of  The Lion King’s season in Perth, we thought a quiz to test your knowledge of the musical might be in order before it leaves the West Coast.


The Lion King is currently playing at the Crown Theatre, Burswood until 28th February.

Tickets through Ticketmaster.

Q 1. The musical score for the stage show of The Lion King was created by

Hans Zimmer

Tim Rice

Elton John

Irene Mecchi

Q 2. In September 2014, The Lion King became the top-earning title in box-office history for both stage productions and films, surpassing the record previously held by

Phantom of the Opera


Les Miserables

Jersey Boys

Q 3. The Lion King first premiered in Sydney, Australia in which year?





Q 4. The Broadway production of The Lion King is currently the

eighth longest running show in Broadway history

third longest running show in Broadway history

longest running show in Broadway history

fourth longest running show in Broadway history

Q 5. Which song was cut from the production on June 27, 2010?

Shadow Land

The Circle of Life

The Morning Report

Chow Down

Q 6. Which Play School presenter originated the role of Mufasa in the original Australian production?

Andrew McFarlane

Jay Laga'aia

Teo Gerbert

Alex Papps

Q 7. The production first premiered on

Broadway in 1997

Boradway in 1982

The West End in 1993

The West End in 1995

The Lion King - Nathaniel Stampley (Mufasa), Tshidi Manye (Rafiki) and Jean Michelle Greier (Sarabi), New York Production; Photo: Joan Marcus; ©Disney

Q 8. Complete the next line from 'The Circle of Life'. “From the day we arrive on the planet …"

there's more to see than can ever be done

and blinking, step into the sun

through the sapphire sky

but the sun rolling high

Q 9. The Lion King was Disney’s second Broadway theatrical production. What was the first?

Mary Poppins


Beauty and the Beast

Jungle Book

Q 10. Which character ‘Just can’t wait to be King?’





Q 11. In which of the following cermonies has The Lion King not won the "Best Musical" or "Outstanding Musical" gong?

Helpmann Award

Tony Award

Moliere Award

Drama Desk Award

Q 12. Which song ends act one?

The Madness of King Scar

Circle of Life

One by One

Hakuna Matata

Q 13. Which Lion King character presents the new born cubs to the African wildlife and audience?





Q 14. What does Scar promises his army of hyenas if they "stick with" him?


That they will never go hungry again

Control of the Elephant Graveyard

Half of the Pride Land

Q 15. Hakuna Matata means

Look to the stars

Bless you

She'll be right

No worries

King of Pride Rock

With this many answers correct, maybe you should be King of Pride Rock. (Just watch out for manipulative uncles named Scar!)

They Live in You

You are a fan who proably knows all the tunes and sings along. A few more correct and you'll be King.


You currently are in the shadowlands, but follow the advice of the tune Hakuna Matata ("no worries") and you'll soon be out of the shadowlands and on your way to becoming a King!

You just can't wait to be King

Just like Simba you're going to have to experience a little more of The Lion King before you are ready to look after the kingdom!

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