The Passage is from Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. what is this line: "Word in the college is 1987 is going to be worse." means? Also, who is Maureen Pringle?
PROFESSOR: A DJ, eh?
GINGER: That’s right, mate.
PROFESSOR: How does that work?
GINGER: Basically, I spin sick beats. Bring the ruckus. Drop the bomb on the people at the back ’cause the people at the back don’t take no slack.
PROFESSOR: Fascinating. It’s Maureen, isn’t it?
GINGER: That’s right, mate. Maureen.
PROFESSOR: Maureen Pringle.
GINGER: Doctor Maureen Pringle. How do you do?
PROFESSOR: How are you finding the funding cuts over there?
GINGER: I think it’s disgraceful. I don’t see how we’re going to meet our quotas. It’s like a sausage factory.
PROFESSOR: Word in the college is 1987 is going to be worse.
JOHNNY: I suggest you bring the ruckus.
GINGER: Just you try and stop me…
PROFESSOR: That’s the spirit, Maureen.