Curious chalk drawing outside Waterside Theatre

Joshua Jenkins, who plays the central role of Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, standing outside the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury
Joshua Jenkins, who plays the central role of Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, standing outside the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury

A chalk image of a dog mysteriously appeared on the pavement in front of the Waterside Theatre on Tuesday.

And it’s all because of the National Theatre’s award winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time which opened in town last night (Tuesday).

Joshua Jenkins, who plays the central role of Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, standing outside the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury

Joshua Jenkins, who plays the central role of Christopher Boone in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, standing outside the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury

Before he took to the stage Joshua Jenkins, who plays the central role of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, went outside the theatre to stand by the chalk dog which is a central part of the striking design of the show.

Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but is ill equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog it takes him on a journey that upturns his world.

The drama will be on at the Waterside until Saturday (March 21) with evening performances at 7.30pm and additional matinees today (Wednesday), tomorrow (Thursday) and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from £10 to £35 from the booking office or call the box office on 0844 871 7607.