‘The Daily Graphic’ of 28 December 1904, page 5, carried a review of the Chapender show and reminded readers that the Egyptian Hall would soon close prior to its demolition. The piece includes an excellent sketch of the Hall by Ernest Hicks Oliver and provides a photograph illustrating a scene from the sketch ‘The Miser’. J.N. Maskelyne had arranged for Chapender to take over the show because he was busy making arrangements for the opening of the Maskelyne shows at St. George’s Hall.

The date is probably late December 1904, because the season started on Boxing Day. J.N. Maskelyne was busy making arrangements for the opening of St. George’s Hall, so he arranged for Martin Chapender to take over the final weeks of the lease on the Egyptian Hall, prior to its demolition. The season ran from Boxing Day to Saturday 21 January 1905. The show was very well received by audiences and the press.

31st consecutive year in London, 1903-1904. Hand dated 7 November 1904. This date could well be correct, because the programme is probably August 1904 or later. This is because it includes Walter Graham and Martin Chapender who appeared in the show after 1 August 1904, according to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness. It also includes on page three ‘In the course of a few months, the Egyptian Hall, the oldest place of entertainment in London, will be demolished’. It mentions ‘At Christmas’ for the transfer to St. George’s Hall. This confirms the date as 1904. This programme, unlike some, does not include the part of Lady Kitty Greensward in the cast of ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’.

31st consecutive year in London, 1903-1904. Hand dated 9 August 1904. This date could well be correct, because the programme is probably August 1904 or later. This is because it includes Walter Graham and Martin Chapender who appeared in the show after 1 August 1904, according to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness. It also includes on page three ‘In the course of a few months, the Egyptian Hall, the oldest place of entertainment in London, will be demolished’. It mentions ‘Next Autumn’ for the transfer to St. George’s Hall. This confirms the date as 1904. This programme, unlike some, does not include the part of Lady Kitty Greensward in the cast of ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’.

31st consecutive year in London, 1903-1904. This programme is probably August 1904 or later because it includes Walter Graham and Martin Chapender who appeared in the show after 1 August 1904, according to the book on the Egyptian Hall by George Jenness. It also includes on page three ‘In the course of a few months, the Egyptian Hall, the oldest place of entertainment in London, will be demolished’. It mentions ‘Next Autumn’ for the transfer to St. George’s Hall. This confirms the date as 1904. This programme, unlike some, does not include the part of Lady Kitty Greensward in the cast of ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’.