is an eastern suburb
of the South Australian
capital city of Adelaide
. It is located in the foothills
of the Mount Lofty Ranges
around 5 km (3.1 mi) east-south-east of the Adelaide city centre
. For the most part, the suburb encompasses one long gully
with First Creek at its centre and Waterfall Gully Road running adjacent to the creek. At the southern end of the gully is First Falls, the waterfall
for which the suburb was named. Part of the City of Burnside
, Waterfall Gully is bounded to the north by the suburb of Burnside
, from the north-east to south-east by Cleland Conservation Park
(part of the suburb of Cleland
), to the south by Crafers West
, and to the west by Leawood Gardens
and Mount Osmond
Historically, Waterfall Gully was first explored by European settlers in the early-to-mid-19th century, and quickly became a popular location for tourists and picnickers. The government chose to retain control over portions of Waterfall Gully until 1884, when they agreed to place the land under the auspices of the City of Burnside. 28 years later the government took back the management of the southern part of Waterfall Gully, designating it as South Australia's first National Pleasure Resort. Today this area remains under State Government control, and in 1972 the Waterfall Gully Reserve, as it was then known, became part of the larger Cleland Conservation Park.
Over the years Waterfall Gully has been extensively logged, and early agricultural interests saw the cultivation of a variety of introduced species as crops, along with the development of local market gardens and nurseries. Attempts to mine the area were largely unsuccessful, but the region housed one of the state's earliest water-powered mills, and a weir erected in the early 1880s provided for part of the City of Burnside's water supply. Today the suburb consists primarily of private residences and parks.
Benedict Andrews is an Australian theatre and film director, based in Reykjavík. Born in Adelaide in 1972, he was educated at Flinders University Drama Centre. His first feature film Una was released in 2016.
Andrews has built up his body of work for theatres in both Australia and Europe. He is known for his versions of works by Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Jean Genet, and Tennessee Williams, as well as his stagings of contemporary writers such as David Harrower, Martin Crimp, Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane. His direction of Shakespeare has gained more critical acclaim and focus than any other Australian director of the early 21st century.
Andrews has been a regular guest at London's Young Vic, Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin, and the National Theatre of Iceland in Reykjavik. He also works extensively in opera. As a writer, his theatrical adaptations include: The Maids (with Andrew Upton), Three Sisters, The Seagull, The War Of The Roses (with Tom Wright) and Life Is a Dream (with Beatrix Christian). His first volume of poetry, Lens Flare, was published in 2014 by Pitt Poetry.
In November 2014, it was announced that Andrews would make his directorial debut on Una starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn, an adaption of the Broadway play Blackbird by David Harrower. The film had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016. It also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the BFI London Film Festival.