The Black Voices Quintet present The Soul of Nina Simone. They have performed in front of Nelson Mandela at Royal Albert Hall and played alongside Nina Simone herself, as well as Miriam Makeba, Ray Charles and Hugh Masekela.
A 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school on a winter evening as it is getting dark. A neighbour stops her and invites her to see the underground den he has built. He is evil. She will not leave that place alive.
The stand-out performance is from Joe Thomas as father-to-be Vincent. He has the most to do. His is perfect comic timing but he is by no means alone. All five of the cast had the audience laughing throughout and this is very much an ensemble piece - they spark off each other.
Every three years since 1882, students at Cambridge University have performed an Ancient Greek play in Ancient Greek. It is always magnificent and this year is no exception. Again, not all the cast are classicists, some have not studied the ancient language before - but all of them are accomplished actors and with impressive voices for the sung chorus. Sophocle's play comes ringing down the years to us. It's about division and could not be more pertinent.
Miles Jupp sails seamlessly through James Kettle's exquisite writing. This is a finely balanced filigree of comedy and tragedy. Jupp moves from humour to sadness, to wistfulness to bombast, and back over all three, effortlessly. He is magical.
This homage to the series of six Enid Blyton books written between 1946 and 1951 is packed full of songs with good tunes. It has a young cast brimming with talent - which they lend to the show to spice it up.
This, the 54th Cambridge Folk Festival, is the one that dared to be different. Cambridge Folk Festival is the biggest festival of acoustic music in the world. In half a century, it has come a long way from simple folk.