Jason PIETTE (Spice Factory), Michael COWAN (Spice Factory), Monica PENDERS (Forgan-Smith Entertainment)
With the mysterious words of a curse uttered by her father on his deathbed echoing in her head, Maria is sent to live in a remote corner of England with relatives she never knew she had. She finds herself in a world strangely caught up in time, where the house and its surrounding valley still seem to suffer from the misdeeds of the family five hundred years earlier. Maria learns more about her family’s history and is transported back in time to when her ancestors’ besetting sins of pride, greed and vanity first laid their curse upon the land. The history she learns is the stuff of all good tales – two warring families, squandered love and charges of murder – intertwined with legends of fantastical creatures. Maria must overcome the same family sins in herself to redeem her father’s memory and to restore the family’s fortunes. With the help of a little bit of magic she learns that behind every legend there is truth.